Lindsay Allen

Lindsay H. Allen, Ph.D.

Center Director, USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center

University of California, Davis

 Dr. Lindsay Allen is Center Director, USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, CA. She studies prevalence, causes and consequences of micronutrient deficiencies using randomized, controlled human trials testing micronutrient supplements, food fortification, and food-based approaches to improve nutritional status, pregnancy outcome and child development, described in her 300 publications. Currently she is developing Reference Values for nutrients in human milk. Dr. Allen served on committees of the Food and Nutrition Board, WHO, UNICEF, ADB, World Bank, PAHO and FAO. She was principal author of WHO/FAO’s “Guidelines on Food Fortification with Micronutrients”. She served as President of the Society for International Nutrition Research and American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Her awards from ASN include: Kellogg International Nutrition Prize, McCollum International Lectureship, Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition, Outstanding Investigator. She has a Career Achievement award from the Mathile Institute. She is past VP and a Fellow of IUNS, and is VP-Elect and a Fellow of ASN.