Sylvia Rowe is currently president of SR Strategy which addresses the science to communications to policy continuum on a broad range of global health, nutrition, food safety and risk issues. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Rowe is currently Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Food Forum and a member of the NASEM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. She also served on the NASEM Science of Science Communications: A Research Agenda Consensus Committee. Rowe is a Contributing Editor and columnist of Nutrition Today, serves on the Tuft’s Nutrition Advisory Council and has been recognized as an Honorary Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Previously Rowe served as president and chief executive officer of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation, in Washington, DC.
She has served on several Boards and Advisory Committees of the following: American Heart Association, The Obesity Society, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, American Society for Nutrition, Washington D.C. Mayor’s Commission on Food, Nutrition and Health, Grains for Health Foundation, University of Rochester Medical Center, Food and Drug Law Institute, Society for Nutrition Education Foundation, Maryland Title IX Commission and the American Society of Association Executives Foundation. She is also a member of the International Women’s Leadership Forum, the National Press Club and several scientific societies.
Rowe received a Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College and was awarded a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, both with honors.