President: Bert Koletzko
Bert is a Professor of Pediatrics and Head the Div. of Metabolic Diseases and Nutritional Medicine at Hauner Children’s Hospital, LMU University of Munich, Germany. Bert trained in Pediatric Departments in Germany, South Africa, Tanzania and Canada. He is a long-time member of ISRHML and currently serves on the Executive Committee. Bert’s goal as President is to continue strengthening our society as a science-based organization serving as the leading global platform for exchanging, discussing and facilitating research in the truly interdisciplinary area of human milk and lactation science.
|President Elect: Daniel Sellen
Dan trained in zoology and biological anthropology (MA, University of Oxford, 1984-7), anthropology (MA, University of Michigan, 1987-9), theoretical ecology and international nutrition (PhD, University of California, Davis, 1989-1995) and evolutionary demography (Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, 1995-7). Daniel Sellen currently directs The Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition as Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Health in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, and Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Past President: Sharon Donovan
Dr. Donovan received her PhD in Nutrition from UC Davis with Bo Lonnerdal. She completed a postdoc in Pediatrics at Stanford, before joining the faculty at the University of Illinois. She studies bioactive components in human milk and gut development, the microbiome and host-microbe interactions.
Secretary: Meghan Azad
Meghan holds a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. Meghan’s research program is focused on the role of infant nutrition and gut microbiota in the development of asthma, allergies and obesity. Meghan helped to establish the new ISHRML Trainee Expansion Program and has served on the ISHRML Executive Committee since 2016. She looks forward to expanding her role with the Society in the position of Secretary.
Treasurer: Nancy Hurst
Nancy is the Director of Women’s Support Services at Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women, and is responsible for the clinical and financial activities of several programs. These include the Lactation services, Milk Labs, Mothers’ Milk Bank, and Patient Education Program. Nancy has been an ISRHML member since 2006 and served on the Executive Committee from 2010 to 2013. Nancy is excited about the opportunity to serve ISHRML as its next Treasurer.
Zhenghong (Carrie) Li
Maria Carmen Collado
Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, CSI
Wei Wei Pang
National University of Singapore
University of Western Australia
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA