M.R.C. Greenwood, Ph.D., is President Emerita, University of Hawaii, Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz and was Director of the Foods for Health Initiative, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology and Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Greenwood is a nationally and internationally known expert on obesity and diabetes and her research interests are in developmental cell biology, genetics, neurosciences, physiology, women's health, nutrition and science and higher education policy. In addition, she is a national leader on science and technology policy and an expert on higher education policy issues. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a fellow, past president and board chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Dr. Greenwood served as Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1993 to 1995. She has been President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)—now the Obesity Society, President of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition and has chaired the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, and was former chair of the NRC's Office of Science and Engineering Policy Advisory Board. She is a former U.S. Senate-confirmed member of the National Science Board and was also a member of the Laboratory Operations Board of the U.S. Department of Energy. She was a member of the board of directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). Dr. Greenwood graduated summa cum laude from Vassar College and received her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University.