Helen H. Jensen, Ph.D., is professor of economics and faculty member affiliated with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, 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 the past 25 years, she has led a research program in CARD that applies economic theories to problems related to food and nutrition policies, including evaluations of the costs and cost-effectiveness of nutritional and dietary interventions and policies. She was elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2012 and recently served on the Association’s Board of Directors. She has served on several committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She currently serves on the Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages (2014-2016) and is 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 Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin.