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Susan Krebs-Smith

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Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD, is the Chief of the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch of the Applied Research Program. In that capacity, she oversees a program of research on the surveillance of risk factors related to cancer, methodological issues to improve the assessment of those factors, and issues related to guidance and food policy. Her own surveillance research has emphasized trends in intake of foods and nutrients, especially fruits and vegetables; food sources of nutrients; and factors associated with the intake of foods and/or nutrients, using data from the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program. Her contributions in the area of dietary assessment methodology have focused on developing methods to assess dietary patterns and the usual intake of foods. Her efforts in dietary guidance and food policy include quantifying potential future demand for food commodities, based on population-wide adoption of the Dietary Guidelines and census projections. Dr. Krebs-Smith was a member of the drafting committee for the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Dr. Krebs-Smith has been a long-standing member of the Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods, and has served on the editorial boards for both the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Krebs-Smith received a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Bradley University, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctorate in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014