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Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., Health Scientist

Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., joined ODS in November 2015 as a Health Policy Analyst. Dr. Kuszak supports the administration and oversight of the Dietary Supplements Analytical Materials/Reference Materials (AMRM) Program. In addition, he is assisting the development of ODS activities pertaining to mitochondrial disorders as a part of the Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Interventions for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (NDSI-IEM) Program.

Dr. Kuszak first came to ODS as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2014.  After earning his B.S. in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan, Dr. Kuszak completed postdoctoral training in structural biology at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH. He also served at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the Office of Research Training and Career Development, providing portfolio and program analysis to inform NIH policies. His research interests are in cellular signaling networks and mitochondrial function. Dr. Kuszak is driven to improve public health, and to serve as a link between scientists, health professionals, and consumers.