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Abby G. Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., FAHA, Senior Nutrition Scientist

Abby G. Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., is a Senior Nutrition Scientist in the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). At ODS her work presently focuses on issues of iodine nutritional status. Before coming to ODS in December 2014, Dr. Ershow served as an Extramural Program Director (Nutrition) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute from 1989 to 2014. Prior to that, she was a Staff Fellow in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program of the National Cancer Institute from 1982 to 1989. She completed a detail assignment as a Visiting Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2007.

Dr. Ershow was awarded a Sc.D. degree in Nutrition, Physiology, and Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1979. She received a B.A. degree from Cornell University in Biological Sciences (Physiology) in 1973. In 2006 she earned the Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ershow received certificates in strategic planning (2011) and performance measure development (2013) from the Balanced Scorecard Institute in Cary, NC. In 2007 she was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association. She is the author or coauthor of 9 book chapters and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and monographs, and was a coordinating editor for the only full-length textexternal link disclaimer on conducting controlled diet studies in humans.