Forum Members

Forum Directors  (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)

R. Curtis Ellison, MD, Section of Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA (Chair)

Henk Hendriks, PhD, Netherlands (Co-Director)

Creina Stockley, PhD, MBA, Independent consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide, Australia (Co-Director)

Forum Members (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD*, Distinguished Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA USA (Died 2019)

Alberto Bertelli, MD, PhD, Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Milan, Italy (Retired)

Dee Blackhurst,PhD, Lipid Laboratory, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (Retired)

Mladen Boban, MD, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia

Marianne van den Bree, PhD.  MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University, UK

Giorgio Calabrese, MD, Docente di Dietetica e Nutrizione, Umana Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Piacenza, Italy

Monika Christmann, PhD, Head of Institute, Department of Enology and Professorship for Enology, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany

Maria Isabel Covas, DPharm, PhD, Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group, Institut Municipal d´Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, Spain (Retired)

Alan Crozier, PhD, Plant Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Retired 2019)

Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, Pozzilli, Italy

Luc Djoussé, MD, DSc, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Aging, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD.  Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain

Alun Evans,MD, Centre for Public Health, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK (Retired)

Iva Fernandes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

Harvey Finkel, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Retired (Formerly, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA)

Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC, Desert Cardiology of Tucson Heart Center, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

Lynn Gretkowski, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mountainview, CA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (Retired 2022)

Richard Harding, PhD, Formerly Head of Consumer Choice, Food Standards and Special Projects Division, Food Standards Agency, UK

Dwight Heath, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Oliver James, MD, Emeritus Professor of Hepatology, University of Newcastle, UK

Imke Janssen, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA.

Ulrich Keil, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Epidemiology & Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany

Arthur Klatsky, MD*, Dept. of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA (Died 2023)

Maritha J. Kotze, PhD, Human Genetics, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa (Retired 2023)

Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventos, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory,MD, PhD, Nutrition/Cardiology, Praticien Hospitalier Hôpital Emile Roux, Paris, France

Federico Leighton, MD,* Laboratorio de Nutricion Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Died 2012)

Arduino A. Mangoni, PhD,  Strategic Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Senior Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA; Australia

Fulvio Mattivi, MSc, Scientific Advisor, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, in San Michele all’Adige, Italy

Ross McCormick, PhD, MSc, MBChB, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland; former Associate Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Retired 2016)

Linda McEvoy, PhD, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA

Francesco Orlandi, MD,* Dept. of Gastroenterology, Università degli Studi di Ancona, Italy (Died 2012)

Jean-Marc Orgogozo, MD, Professor of Neurology and Head of the Neurology Divisions, the University Hospital of Bordeaux, Pessac, France

Professor Andrzej Pająk, Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Matilda Parente, MD, consultant in molecular pathology/genetics and emerging technologies, San Diego, CA, USA

Lynda H. Powell, MEd, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA

Ian Puddey, MD, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia

Cecilia Samieri, DVM, MSc, PhD, Senior Researcher, Epidemiology of Ageing and Cognitive Function, INSERM U897 and Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Erik Skovenborg, MD, specialized in family medicine, member of the Scandinavian Medical Alcohol Board, Aarhus, Denmark

Diewertje Sluik, DrPH, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Jan Snel, PhD,* Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Died 2024)

Jeremy P E Spencer, PhD, Reader in Biochemistry, The University of Reading, UK (Retired)

Arne Svilaas, MD, PhD, general practice and lipidology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Pierre-Louis Teissedre, PhD, Faculty of Oenology–ISVV, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Dag S. Thelle, MD, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway; Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Nicole H. Tran, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA

Gordon Troup, MSc, DSc,* School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria, Australia (Died 2015)

Fulvio Ursini, MD, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Susan J van Rensburg, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa (Retired 2019)

David Van Velden, MD, Dept. of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

David Vauzour, MD, formerly Dept. of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Andrew L. Waterhouse, PhD, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.

Yuqing Zhang, MD, DSc, Clinical Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

 Note: * Deceased and retired members are included on the list as they had contributed to Forum critiques up until the time of their deaths.