Director, Nutrition Programs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Washington, DC)
PAULA R.TRUMBO, PHD is the Director of Nutrition Programs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has been at the FDA since 2003 where she oversees the premarket nutrition science review for and publication of various regulations and policies, including health claims. She is a member of the Health and Human Services Senior Biomedical Research Service. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Trumbo served as Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) where she directed expert study panels, including those that set Dietary Reference Intakes for micronutrients (IOM, 2001), macronutrients (IOM, 2002), and electrolytes and water (IOM, 2005). She was Associate Director of the Human Nutrition Institute at the International Life Sciences Institute from 1994 to 1998. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor of nutritional biochemistry at Purdue University.