Dr. Jasminka Ilich-Ernst earned her PhD at the Ohio State University and the University of Zagreb, Croatia in Medicinal Sciences and her MS at the University of Utah in Foods and Nutrition. She is a registered dietitian (RD) and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). She joined the FSU in 2006 after her tenure at the University of Connecticut, preceded by a position at the Ohio State University. Her research resulted in over 100 publications in peer-review scientific journals, as well as14 book chapters/symposia volumes. She has been a recipient of several federal (NIH and USDA) and numerous extramural grants and served as a major professor and mentor for numerous undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. She is also an active member of several professional societies, is a reviewer or serves on editorial board for many journals and grant–review panels,. Dr. Ilich-Ernst received several prestigeous awards and is a frequently invited speaker by conference organizers for presentation of her research findings as well as by different organizations and forums for presentations and lectures on women’s health.