Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD RD
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is the Vice-Chair of the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, past Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Nutrition Committee, and a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at Penn State University. With a research program focused on exploring how nutrients and other bioactive constituents affect established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease, her connection to HumanN is apparent. Dr. Kris-Etherton has published over 150 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and co-authored four books. Her research program has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, USDA and the private sector. She has also served on many national committees and review panels including the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Macronutrients, the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee as Chairperson, NIH’s Nutrition Study Section, the National Cholesterol Education Program Second Adult Treatment Panel, and WomenHeart.
Penny Kris-Etherton PhD RD, member of our Science Advisory Board, weighs in on contemporary dietary recommendations and food sources of nitrate and nitrite.
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