Agency picks risk advisory panelist
To chair the advisory committee, FDA selected Carnegie Mellon Howard Heinz university professor Baruch Fischhoff, whose expertise is in risk perception and communication. He will serve a four-year term on the committee. Panel members include television journalist and medical contributor on Good Morning America and ABCNews.com Prerna Mona Khanna; PR expert AnnaMaria DeSalva (Hill and Knowlton); and consumer advocate William K. Vaughn (Consumers Union).
The committee will advise the FDA about how best to communicate to the public about the risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products so as to facilitate their optimal use.