Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D.,is Deputy Administrator for Nutrition, Food Safety and Product Quality/New Uses at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA. Dr. Starke-Reed also serves as the Ethics Officer and Scientific Integrity Officer for ARS. Prior to ARS, she served at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Deputy Director of the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and coordinated the ongoing nutritional sciences, obesity and Physical activity research at NIH. Her previous positions include 10 years with the NIH National Institute on Aging as director of the Office of Nutrition and Program Director for the Nutrition and Metabolism and Protein Structure and Function research Programs. Her previous positions include biologist with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and assistant professor with the Department of Medicine of George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC. Since 1991, Dr. Starke-Reed has served as adjunct professor with the GWU Medical Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Starke-Reed serves as was named Co-executive Secretary for the Interagency Committee for Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR) under the Chairs of the REE Undersecretary USDA and the HHS Assistant Secretary of Health. The ICHNR is a trans-federal government committee established to improve coordination and increase the effectiveness and productivity of Federal agencies engaged in nutrition research; members include representatives from USAID, USDA, DOC, DOD, DHHS, DVA, NASA, NSF, EPA, FTC, NOAA, VA, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She earned her B.S. in biology at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY and her Ph.D. in pathology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.