Jerold Mande, MPH

Jerold Mande

Jerold Mande, MPH is senior advisor to the president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). In addition, he is an adjunct professor of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a senior fellow at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University. Jerold has a wealth of expertise and experience in national public health and food policy. He served in senior policymaking positions for three presidents at USDA, FDA, and OSHA helping lead landmark public health initiatives. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama as USDA deputy undersecretary for food safety. In 2011, he moved to USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, where he spent six years working to improve the health outcomes of the nation’s $100 billion investment in 15 nutrition programs. During President Clinton’s administration, Jerold was senior advisor to the FDA commissioner where he helped shape national policy on nutrition, food safety, and tobacco. He also served on the White House staff as a health policy advisor and as deputy assistant secretary for occupational health at the Department of Labor. During the George H.W. Bush administration, he led the design of the iconic Nutrition Facts label at FDA, for which he received the Presidential Design Award. Jerold began his career as a legislative assistant for Al Gore in the U.S. House and Senate, managing the health and environment agenda, and helping him write the nation's organ donation and transplantation laws. Jerold earned a master of public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of science in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut. Prior to his current academic appointments, he served on the faculty at the Tufts, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Yale School of Medicine. (Boston, MA) @JerryMande