Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this position, Dr. Mayne leads the center’s development and implementation of programs and policies related to the composition, quality, safety, and labeling of foods, food and color additives, and cosmetics. CFSAN also oversees diet and health initiatives, which include fostering the development of healthier foods and ensuring that consumers have access to accurate and useful information to make healthy food choices. An internationally recognized public health leader and scientist, she came to the FDA from Yale University, where she was the C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology. Her distinguished career there included two leadership positions: Chair of the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Associate Director of the Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Mayne has conducted extensive research into the complex role of food, nutrition, and other health behaviors as determinants of health and chronic disease risk. She is author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific publications. She completed two consecutive terms on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and a five-year term on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Dr. Mayne received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Colorado and she earned her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences, with minors in biochemistry and toxicology, from Cornell University.