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Pamela Starke-Reed

Deputy Administrator
Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D., is the Deputy Administrator for Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality 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 is well known throughout the human nutrition community for her efforts at NIH to link nutritionals sciences research with research on physical activity to help better understand how the quality of diet and physical activity contribute to health and disease/obesity. As part of that effort, she was co-chair of the Subcommittee on Dietary Reference Intakes of the Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR). 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.

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