Jerold Mande, MPH

Jerold Mande

Jerold Mande, MPH is senior advisor to the president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). He recently joined CSPI from the faculty at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Jerold understands that just supplying people with the right nutrition information is not enough to ensure a healthy public. Beyond personal responsibility, real change in public health requires improving our food environment. Jerold brings a wealth of experience in public health and nutrition to the job. He worked eight years for President Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack as deputy undersecretary for food safety, and after two years, focused on making our $100 billion national feeding programs healthier. Before that, he was an associate director at the Yale Cancer Center, and on the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, as senior advisor to the commissioner of FDA, Jerold helped shape national policy on nutrition, food safety, and tobacco and led the design of the nutrition facts label that now appears on virtually all packaged foods. Following his tenure at FDA, Jerold served on the White House staff as a health policy advisor, and was deputy administrator of OSHA. He began his career as a legislative assistant for Al Gore in the U.S. House and Senate, managing his health and environment agenda. Among his achievements is the Presidential Award for Design Excellence for his work on the nutrition facts food label. (Washington, DC) @JerryMande