Dr. Susan Mayne will take over as director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) when Michael Landa steps down from the position in January. Mayne is currently the C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Chair at Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, as well as associate director of Yale Cancer Center. She recently completed two consecutive terms on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences and a five-year term on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Mayne has also served on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Nutrition, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. She has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees, including, most recently, the committee that established Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium. Her research emphasizes lifestyle determinants of human cancer risk and her recent work has dealt with the use of biomarkers in nutrition research, dose-response relationships for nutrients in disease and the healthfulness of foods being marketed to children. Mayne earned a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University, with minors in biochemistry and toxicology, and a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Colorado. In its announcement of the new leadership Monday, FDA noted that as the Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program is “transforming the food safety system and taking new steps to address chronic disease and obesity, Mayne is poised to provide strong, optimistic, and inspiring leadership to CFSAN.”