Helen H. Jensen, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Economics at Iowa State University and affiliated with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). CARD is an internationally recognized research center that addresses issues of the food, agricultural and natural resource sectors. Her research addresses the economics and design of food and nutrition programs and policies, food insecurity, food demand and markets, and food safety regulations and builds on strong, interdisciplinary collaborations. For nearly 30 years, she led a research program in CARD that applies economic theories to problems related to food and nutrition policies, including evaluations of the costs and effectiveness of nutritional and dietary interventions and policies. She was elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2012. She has served on several committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine including the recent committee on Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research, and Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages, and was a member of the WHO Initiative to Estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases, Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (Policy Subgroup). Dr. Jensen holds a B.A. in economics from Carleton College, a M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.