Food Safety (4)

The Pew Charitable Trusts addresses a variety of threats from the nation’s food supply and to the healthfulness of what kids eat at school. Our projects advance science-based policies based on solid research that seek to limit the impact of foodborne illnesses, improve the nutritional quality and safety of food sold and served in U.S. schools, curb the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms, and assess the risks associated with chemicals added to food and its packaging.

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Jessica Donze Black

Director, Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jessica Donze Black is the director of the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, leading research and policy efforts aimed at improving school nutrition.

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Sandra Eskin

Director, Food Safety ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sandra Eskin is the director of Pew's food safety project. The campaign seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by strengthening federal government authority and the enforcement of food safety laws.

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Gail Hansen

Senior Officer, Human Health and Industrial Farming ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Gail Hansen serves as a senior officer for Pew's campaign on human health and industrial farming, a project aimed at phasing out overuse of antibiotics in food production.

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Laura Rogers

Director, Human Health and Industrial Farming ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Laura Rogers serves as the director for Pew's campaign on human health and industrial farming, an initiative that seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by phasing out the overuse and misuse of the drugs in food animal production. She has nearly 20 years experience in advocacy, public relations, crisis communications, marketing, brand management, and fundraising.

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Medical Safety (5)

America’s doctors and healthcare facilities offer health products, therapies and treatments that were unimaginable 50 years ago. Continued progress depends on robust innovation and an efficient regulatory system that protects consumers by ensuring that drugs and medical devices are safe and effective.


Daniel Carlat

Director, Prescription Project ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Daniel Carlat is the director of Pew's prescription project, which seeks to ensure transparency in physician-industry relationships and promotes policies to reduce or manage conflicts of interest that could affect patient care.

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Gabrielle Cosel

Manager, Drug Safety ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

As project manager of Pew's drug safety project, Gabrielle Cosel works on federal initiatives to ensure the safety and oversight of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain.

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Allan Coukell

Senior Director, Drugs and Medical Devices ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Allan Coukell is senior director of drugs and medical devices, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to drug and medical device innovation and safety, medical conflicts of interest, the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy compounding, antibiotics, prescription drug abuse, the Food and Drug Administration, and specialty drugs, and other efforts related to health costs and care delivery.

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Elizabeth Jungman

Director, Drug Safety & Innovation ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Elizabeth Jungman is director of drug safety and innovation, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to antibiotics and innovation, drug safety, and prescription drug abuse.

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Josh Rising

Director, Medical Devices ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Josh Rising oversees the Medical Device Initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.

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Biomedical Research (1)

Pew has a decades-long commitment to support groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical researchers in the United States and Latin America.

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Anita Pepper

Director, Biomedical Programs ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anita Pepper is the director for both Pew's latin american fellows and biomedical scholars programs in the biomedical sciences.

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