Dr. Tom Brenna is professor of pediatrics, of chemistry, and of nutrition at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and recently Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He has served on numerous international policy groups, including the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
The Science Council is comprised of volunteers who are leading experts in the fields of science, nutrition, and health.
This council is the backbone of Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s science-driven guiding principle.
Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD
Ms. Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD is a research associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. She also has been very involved with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as president in 2014-15.
Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD
Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His research area focuses on the role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in maintaining retinal structure, function, and health.
Susan Carlson, PhD
Dr. Susan E. Carlson is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She does clinical trials of DHA supplementation in pregnancy and childhood.
William Harris, PhD
Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He is president of Fatty Acid Research Institute.
Joseph R. Hibbeln, MD
Dr. Joseph R. Hibbeln is a renowned Omega-3 expert and practicing psychiatrist with Barton Health. He is formerly Acting Chief, Nutritional Neurosciences in the Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics & Biochemistry, NIH.
Bruce Holub, PhD
Dr. Bruce Holub is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. He is the founder of the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute.
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, a world-renowned expert and national leader in food and nutrition, is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University.
Bill Lands, PhD
Dr. Bill Lands is a renowned Omega-3 expert, was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois, where he studied the metabolism of fats, phospholipids, and prostaglandins.
Kelly LeBlanc, MLA, RD, LDN
Kelly LeBlanc, MLA, RD, LDN, is the Director of Nutrition at Oldways, a nonproﬁt dedicated to improving public health by inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating.
Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD
Dr. Maya Maroto is a Vice President at FoodMinds and has more than 15 years of experience translating nutrition science and regulations to inform strategic communications outreach and programming.
Scott Nichols, PhD
Dr. Scott Nichols is the founder and principal of Food’s Future, LLC, which works to accelerate aquaculture’s contribution to our future food supply.
Norman Salem, Jr., PhD
Dr. Norman Salem, Jr. is one of the world’s leading researchers on DHA omega-3 and the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids.
Michael Tlusty, PhD
Dr. Michael Tlusty is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Gretchen Vannice, MS, RDN
Gretchen Vannice is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and is considered a global expert on omega-3s research and education.
Dr. Sheila Innis
Ms. Linda Chaves