Dr. Mona S. Calvo, Ph. D., Office of Applied Reasearch and Safety Assessment, CFSAN, FDA; Retired

After earning a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Dr. Calvo pursued post-doctoral studies in the Endocrine Research Unit of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Recently retired from the FDA after 28 years of government service, her former position and title was that of Expert Regulatory Review Scientist and research Principal Investigator at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Her current and past regulatory and research interests focus on dietary influences on the hormonal regulation of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D, food fortification and the nutritional status and dietary needs of these essential nutrients and their impact on bone and kidney disease and other chronic diseases of public health significance. These research interests have been the topics for over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, government reports/guidelines, FDA regulations and abstracts. She has presented numerous invited talks and seminars at national and international meetings and serves as an Associate Editor for Public Health Nutrition as well as an ad hoc referee for numerous nutrition, medical and other scientific journals. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Society for Nutrition, the Nutrition Society (UK), the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the American Society for Nephrology and the American Public Health Association and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for ODIN, a European commissioned study which seeks food-based solutions for optimal vitamin D nutrition and health through the life cycle.