LES MEMBRES DU COMITE DU PRIX POUR LE PREMIO 2017

The Prize Committe for the Premio 2017 has been chaired by Marina Nahmias, Presidente de la Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, and was composed of:

  • Barbara Burlingamme, Former Deputy Director of the nutrition division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Adam Drewnowski, Director, Nutritional Sciences Program, University of Washington, USA
  • Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agricultural policy in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University
  • Claude Fischler, Sociologist, Research Director at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS) in France
  • Emile Frison, Former Director of Bioversity International
  • Michel Griffon, Science Advisor at the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency) in France
  • Timothy Lang, Professor of food policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy
  • Jennie Macdiarmid, Senior research fellow at the Public Health Nutrition Research groups within the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen
  • Agnès Martin, Europe Science & Nutrition Director for Dairy Research & Development at Danone Nutricia Research
  • Ricardo Uauy, Professor of Public Health and Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at the University of London Professor of Nutrition and Paediatrics at the University of Chile
  • Tara GarnettResearcher at the University of Oxford, Leader of the Food Climate Research Network, UK - laureate of the Premio Daniel Carasso in 2015.

     

Barbara Burlingame
Former Deputy Director of the nutrition division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Independent nutrition consultant

Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science and Environmental Toxicology, from the University of California, Davis, United States
PhD in Nutrition from Massey University, New Zealand

Main professional positions
From 1987 to 1998, Barbara Burlingame worked for the New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research. In 1995, she became the Director of INFOODS, the International Network of Food Data Systems. In 1998, she joined the FAO, first as a Senior Officer and then as Deputy Director of the nutrition division. In 2014 she left the FAO to become an independent nutrition consultant.

Main areas of expertise
Barbara Burlingame’s areas of expertise include food composition, nutrient requirements, dietary assessment, biodiversity for food and nutrition, and sustainable diets. The latter two are involved in her current research and development efforts.

Collaborations
Dr. Burlingame provided nutrition advice to governments and to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which produces international food standards under the supervision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and of the FAO. She was for 13 years Editor in chief of Elsevier’s Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. She also was a member of the Board of Editors of Elsevier’s Life Sciences. She is a recipient of the New Zealand Royal Society’s Science and Technology Medal, and a member of several scientific advisory boards. She has authored many scientific papers and UN publications, chapters of books and reference books. She currently is Specialty Chief Editor of the new journal Frontiers in Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability.
 

Adam Drewnowski
Professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, and director of the Centre for Public Health Nutrition at the University’s School of Public Health

Education
PhD in psychology  from Rockefeller University
MA degree in biochemistry at Balliol College, Oxford University
 

Main professional positions
In addition of being professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, and director of the Centre for Public Health Nutrition at the University’s School of Public Health,  Adam Drewnowski is also the Director of the University of Washington Center for Obesity Research, which addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic. Dr. Drewnowski is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and is a Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Drewnowski's interests are in characterization of dietary patterns, nutrition economics, spatial distribution of obesity rates, and the development of new metrics to identify foods that are nutrient dense, affordable and sustainable.

Collaborations
Dr. Drewnowski' is the inventor of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, which rates individual foods based on their overall nutritional value, and the Affordable Nutrition Index, which helps consumers identify affordable healthy foods. He has conducted extensive studies on taste function and food preferences, exploring the role of fat, sugar, and salt on food preferences and food cravings. His studies on bitter taste genetics have explored consumer acceptance of bitter phytochemicals in vegetables and fruit. . Dr. Drewnowski has been the leader in studies of spatial epidemiology of diets and health, using innovative GIS approaches to study the geographic distribution of food spending, diet quality and obesity rates. . Dr. Drewnowski has served on the  Standing Committee to Prevent Childhood Obesity of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and is a public trustee of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), He is the author of over 200 research papers, numerous reviews and book chapters, and a frequent participant and invited speaker at scientific meetings, conferences, and symposia. Dr. Drewnowski has advised government and international agencies, foundations, and think tanks.
 

Jessica Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agricultural policy in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University - Laureate of the 2012 Premio Daniel Carasso

Education
PhD in Nutrition from the University of Arizona, United States
Stephen I. Morse postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology at Columbia University, United States
 

Main professional positions
Jessica Fanzo began her career working on programmes focused on global health, in particular HIV/AIDS for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. After that, she directed her research towards nutrition and health at Columbia University, as the Nutrition Director at the Earth Institute Centre for Global Health and Economic Development (CGHED). In the meantime, she was the Nutrition Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa at the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya. From 2010 to 2011, Jessica was a Senior Scientist at Bioversity International in Rome, Italy, where she led their nutrition programme. She also worked for the World Food Programme (WFP) as Monitoring and Evaluations Officer for the UN's Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger Initiative (REACH), an international programme designed to combat child hunger and undernutrition. Prior to her current position at Johns Hopkins University, Jessica Fanzo was an Assistant professor of Nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition and at the Department of Paediatrics at Columbia University.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Fanzo’s area of expertise focuses on the multi-sectoral and system approaches to ensure better nutrition and diets. Her research is concentrated in three areas: the linkages between agriculture, water, and health to improve diversity and quality of maternal and young children’s diets; the importance of regaining livelihoods in post-conflict regions through better nutrition governance; and the emerging area of equitable, sustainable diets.

Collaborations
She is the first laureate of the Premio Daniel Carasso, which she received in 2012, and is the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso’s ambassador for sustainable food and diets since then. She has on-going nutrition development projects and collaborations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme and the World Bank.
 

Claude Fischler
Sociologist, Research Director at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS) in France
Former Director of the Edgar Morin Centre at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences – EHESS) in France

Main professional positions
Claude Fischler is a Research Director at the CNRS. Since December 2001, he has directed the Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain (Contemporary Interdisciplinary Institute of Anthropology – IIAC) which is a part of the Edgar Morin Centre, which he lead from 2002 to 2013.

Main areas of expertise
The works of Claude Fischler mainly deal with the interactions between the social and the biological in eating behaviours, the symbolism and aesthetic of food, risk perception and food crises, the issue of obesity and body image, eating disorders and the uses of new technologies to measure quality of life. His current research is about commensality, which is the different ways and means of eating together, the evolution of this phenomenon, its social features, and its possible effects on health.

Collaborations
Claude Fischler was a member of several Scientific Committees of the Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (French Agency for Food Safety – AFSSA). He also was a member of the Scientific Committee of the French National Research Programme on Diabetes and a member of the Steering Committee for the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomic Research – INRA). He is currently a member of the Strategic Steering Committee of the French Programme National Nutrition Santé (National Nutrition and Health Programme – PNNS), a member of the Advisory group on risk communication at the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). Alongside, he is a member of the Strategic Steering Committee of the National Food Research Programme at the French National Research Agency. He is also the author of several books on food and diets.
 

Emile Frison
Former Director of Bioversity International

Education
Expert in Plant pathology

  • MSc in Agricultural sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • PhD in Agricultural sciences from the University of Gembloux, Belgium

Main professional positions
Emile Frison started his career in 1979 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria. After that, he worked in Mauritania for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 1987, he joined the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and in 1992 became Regional Director for Europe of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. He became the Director of the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP) in 1995. He was the Director of Bioversity International from 2003 to 2013.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Frison spent most of his career in international agricultural research for development. His area of expertise includes the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity as well as genetic resources policy. He has particular interests in the deployment of agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition, and the resilience and sustainability of agriculture.

Collaborations
Emile Frison is a member of the Board of Directors of EcoAgriculture Partners and a member of the Genetic Resources Policy Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Since 2008, he is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The same year, he was appointed Extraordinary Professor in Genetic resources by the Catholic University of Louvain. From 2009 to 2013, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. He is also author and co-author of over 150 scientific publications.
 

Michel Griffon
Science Advisor at the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency) in France

Education
Graduate of the Institut National Agronomique, Agricultural engineer and Agricultural economist, France

 

Main professional positions
Michel Griffon began his career as a Director of Research in agricultural policies and agronomy research policies at the SEDES – Caisse des dépôts et consignations. Then, from 1982 to 1986, he was Deputy Director of research and Secretary of programmes at the French Ministry of Cooperation. After that, he was in charge of the economy at the Scientific officer of the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization (CIRAD). In 1989, he created a research unit in agricultural prospective and politics, which he led until 1999. In the meantime, he managed the « Sustainable development » campus at the Jardin d’agronomie tropicale (Tropical agronomy garden), in Paris. In 1998, he became Secretary for the evaluation of international agronomy research centres for the World Bank. In 1999, he was nominated scientific director of the CIRAD, where he stayed until 2005.That same year, he joined the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency – ANR) as Chief of the Ecosystems and Sustainable development department until 2007, then as Deputy Chief Officer until 2011.

Main areas of expertise
Michel Griffon is both an agricultural engineer and an economist. He is an expert of ecological agriculture, development economics and agricultural policies (in developing countries in particular) and sustainable development.

Collaborations
Michel Griffon, has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, a member of the Scientific board of the INRA (National Institute of Agricultural Research) in France and a member of the Scientific board of French Research Centres in Asia. He also was President of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the French Fund for Environment. He currently is a member of the French Agricultural Academy and is the President of the International Association for a Sustainable Intensive Agriculture (AEI). He participates in numerous scientific publications: The Quarterly Journal for International Agriculture, the Institutional Economics Series and the journal “Projet”. He also is the author of several reference books on agriculture and sustainable development.
 

Timothy Lang
Professor of food policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy

Education
PhD in Social psychology from Leeds University, United Kingdom

 

Main professional positions
Timothy Lang graduated in Social psychology. In the 1970’s, he became a hill farmer and shifted his attention to food policy. Then he has been a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), a special advisor to four British House of Commons Select Committee inquiries (food standards twice, globalization and obesity), and a consultant on food security to the British Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). From 2006 to 2011, he was a Commissioner on the United Kingdom Government's Sustainable Development Commission. Then, from 2008 to 2010 he was on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. In 2010, he was appointed to the Food Board of the Mayor of London.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Lang’s abiding interest is how policy addresses the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. His current research interests include the definition, articulation and governance of sustainable diets; how institutional structures help and hinder moves towards integrated food policies; food security; food democracy and the growth of democratic experimentalism; and the shape and status of the European Union and the United Kingdom’s food policies.

Collaborations
Timothy Lang was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2001. He also was appointed Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and President of Garden Organic. He has written and co-written many articles, reports, chapters and books. He writes frequently in the media and has written a monthly column in The Grocer since 2000.
 

Jennie Macdiarmid
Senior research fellow at the Public Health Nutrition Research groups within the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen

Education

  • BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • PhD in Psychology from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Main professional positions
Jennie Macdiarmid began her career during her studies when she spent a year working at one of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) research laboratories in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, in the United Kingdom. Then, she moved to the Psychology Department of the University of Dundee, to work on a project studying eating behaviours, in particular related to chocolate. In 1997, she completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, which focused on the characteristics of high and low fat consumers. On completing her PhD, she spent 18 months working for the International Obesity Task Force, based at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, in the United Kingdom. In 2006, she joined the Public Health Nutrition Research groups within the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen, where she is currently a senior research fellow.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Macdiarmid’s research interests include healthy and environmentally sustainable diets, evaluation of nutrition and physical activity interventions and policy, environmental determinations of obesity among children and dietary intakes and eating patterns of children. Her current research is focused on the impact of diets on climate change; and achieving healthy and environmentally sustainable diets.

Collaborations
Jennie Macdiarmid is a member of the British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Global Food Security Public Panel Steering Committee since 2014. She also is a member of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso’s International Scientific Committee since 2012.
 

Agnès Martin
Europe Science & Nutrition Director for Dairy Research & Development at Danone Nutricia Research

Education
“Agrégation” in Life Sciences of the École Normale Supérieure, France
PhD in Ecology from University Paris Sud (XI), France
 

Main professional positions
Agnès Martin began her career as an Assistant Teacher in Zoology, Eco-physiology and Ecology at the University Paris Sud, in France, from 1986 to 1991. Then, she came into Danone, as a Research and Development engineer for dairy products. In 1995, she joined the Danone Institute, first as an Institute Delegate, then as an Institute Director. In 2006, she became Danone Nutricia Research’s Global Nutrition and Health Policy Director. In 2013, she was in charge of the validation and coordination of the nutrition and science strategic plans as the Director of Nutrition and Science for Western Europe and North Africa, also at Danone Nutricia Research. Since 2014, she has been the Europe Science and Nutrition Director for Dairy Research and Development at Danone Nutricia Research. Her responsabilities include, among others, ensuring the scientific and nutritional credibility of Danone products.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Martin’s domains of expertise include Life Sciences, Ecology, Nutrition, Food Sciences, Health and Sustainable Food Systems.

Collaborations
Agnès Martin regularly works with external stakeholders in the nutrition domain, such as academic research teams, medical communities and authority representatives.
 

Ricardo Uauy
Professor of Public Health and Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at the University of London
Professor of Nutrition and Paediatrics at the University of Chile

Education
Medical and chirurgical studies at the University of Chile
Paediatrics speciality from the University of Harvard, United States

  • Neonatality speciality at the University of Yale, United States
  • PhD of Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, and International Nutrition Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States

Main professional positions
When Ricardo Uauy was studying in the United States, he was working as an Assistant to the great food scientist Nevin Scrimshaw. Then, he experienced eight years of the Pinochet dictatorship as a doctor. At the return of democracy in 1990, he took part in the reorientation of national food and nutrition programmes and the transformation of research and training at the Institute of Nutrition of the University of Chile (INTA) at Santiago, in order to tackle the drastic epidemiological changes the country had experienced. In 1994, he became director of INTA for eight years before he became the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) President-elect in 2001. He currently is a Professor of Nutrition and Paediatrics at the Institute of Nutrition at the University of Chile, and Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the LSHTM).

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Uauy specializes in Nutrition, Paediatrics and Public Health, both from the medical and the policy perspectives.

Collaborations
Ricardo Uauy has been an Advisor to several United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He also was Chairman of the United Nations ACC/SCN Advisory Group in Nutrition. He also was awarded of Chile’s National Award for Applied Science and Technology in 2012.
 

Tara Garnett
Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Oxford University (UK)

Education
PhD in food systems analysis (University of Surrey)
Masters in Development Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
degree in English Literature (University of Oxford)

Main professional positions
Tara Garnett is a researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School. In 2015 she was awarded the Premio Daniel Caresso for her work. She has worked on food issues for over 20 years first in the NGO community and, since 2005 within the academic sector.

Main areas of expertise
Tara Garnett's work focuses on the contribution that the food system makes to            greenhouse gas emissions and the scope for emissions reduction, looking at the technological options, at what could be achieved by changes in behaviour and how policies could help promote both these approaches. She is particularly interested in the relationship between emissions reduction objective and other social and ethical concerns, particularly human health, livelihoods, and animal welfare. Much of her focus is on livestock, since this represents a nodal point where many of these issues converge.

Collaborations
Tara set up the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) in 2005. Now employing three people, its membership has increased to over 2600 individuals who share a common interest in food system sustainability, spanning diverse disciplines and sectors and drawn from over 70 countries worldwide. The FCRN provides accessible, policy relevant and integrative knowledge on food systems, and a safe neutral space for diverse stakeholders to engage in the contested food arena – through its membership, its very well used website, and via the workshops it runs.

Tara sits on numerous advisory and working groups, and has published extensively both in academic journals and for non-specialist policy, NGO and business audiences.