David Jacobs

David Jacobs, PhD

Mayo Professor of Public Health in Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
David Jacobs received his BS in Mathematics from Hofstra and his PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Johns Hopkins. His research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, biometry, diet, physical activity, low serum cholesterol and noncardiovascular disease, nutritional epidemiology...
Joseph Awika

Joseph M. Awika, PhD

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Joseph Awika earned his PhD in Cereal Chemistry from Texas A&M University, where he now works as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Awika’s broad research area is grain chemistry: Identifying mechanisms by which secondary plant metabolites and minor grain constituents can be optimized to improve food...
Gary Fulcher

R. Gary Fulcher, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
Gary Fulcher received his BA and MSc in biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, and his PhD in botany from Monash University in Australia. Before coming to the University of Minnesota as the inaugural GMI Chair in Cereal Chemistry in1989, Gary was Senior Research Scientist and Coordinator for...
Emily Ho

Emily Ho, PhD

Endowed Chair and Director, Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
Emily Ho is the Endowed Chair and Director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University She is also a full professor in Nutrition and former Director of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition & Preventive Health in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences...
Gary Hou

Gary Hou, PhD

Managing Director, Flour Business Unit, SPC Group
Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Gary G. Hou is the Managing Director of the Flour Business Unit, SPC Group, Seoul, South Korea. Previously, Gary was the technical director of the Wheat Marketing Center, Portland, OR, from 1995 to 2018. Gary has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals,...
Julie Miller Jones

Julie Miller Jones, PhD, LN, CNS, CFS, FAACCI, FICC

Professor Emeritus
St. Catherine's University
Julie Miller Jones is an emeritus professor of nutrition at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She has twice been named St. Catherine’s outstanding professor and has received many awards, including the Myser Award, granted by St. Catherine’s alumnae to a professor “who made a difference in...
Rui Hai Liu

Rui Hai Liu, MD, PhD

Professor of Food Science
Department of Food Science, Cornell University
Rui Hai Liu is a Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in Toxicology from Cornell University. His research focuses on diet and cancer, effect of functional foods and bioactive compounds on chronic disease risks, and health benefits of phytochemicals...
Simin Liu

Simin Liu, MD, SCD

Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
Brown University
Simin Liu received his MD at the Jinan University School of Medicine, then earned his MPH and ScD degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s...
Nicola McKeown

Nicola McKeown, PhD

Research Professor
Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University
Dr. Nicola McKeown is a Research Professor in the Programs of Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. She has made significant contributions to improving our understanding of the impact of different carbohydrate sources, in...
Chris Miller

Chris Miller, PhD

Director of Wheat Quality Research
Heartland Plant Innovations
Dr. Chris Miller earned a BS in Milling Science and Management, an MS in Grain Science, and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. Chris has expertise in wheat flour milling, dry corn milling and oat milling, and his research interests...
Robert Myers PhD

Robert L. Myers, PhD

Regional Director of North Central SARE Extension Programs
University of Missouri
Dr. Rob Myers is Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. He administers competitive grants and state funding for sustainable agriculture projects in 12 North Central states. He also holds an...
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Keagan Ringling, PhD

Business Development Manager
Plant Pathways Company
Keagan Ringling is a business development manager for The Plant Pathways Company, a plant-breeding company that improves crops for enhanced nutritional, functional, and environmental outcomes. He has spent time working in the grain industry and as a consultant working with agrifood companies on R...