Jerold Mande

Adjunct Professor of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

Jerold Mande is Senior Advisor to the President at the Center for Science in the Public Interest; Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and a Visiting Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University.

Professor Mande 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 Under Secretary 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, Mr. Mande 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.

Mr. Mande began his career as a legislative assistant for Al Gore in the U.S. House and Senate, managing Gore’s health and environment agenda, and helping Gore write the nation’s organ donation and transplantation laws.

Mr. Mande 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. He also completed the senior government managers program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 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.

Education

  • Program for Senior Government Managers, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • M.P.H., 1983,  Nutrition and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., 1978,  Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut