"Dr. Adrianne Bendich is the President of Consultants in Consumer Healthcare LLC. Dr. Bendich retired in 2010 from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare, where she served as Director of Medical Affairs. She was also an Associate Director of Nutritional Sciences at Roche Vitamins prior to joining GSK. Dr. Bendich is an internationally recognized expert on Women’s Health, calcium and vitamin D in bone health, folic acid and pregnancy outcomes, and antioxidants and carotenoid effects on immune functions. She has spent more than 25 years developing and supporting innovative laboratory and clinical programs to improve human health through scientifically sound nutrition research.

She is a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-based Medicine; the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics; the Associate Editor for Nutrition, the International Journal; Chair for Corporate Advisory Committee, Society for Women’s Health Research; a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Helen Keller International; Advisor to the Nutrition Department, Montclair State University; member of the Advisory Board, Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research; member of American Society of Nutrition’s Industry Board and she provides support to several Research Interest Groups (RSI). She is also a recipient of the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Professorship and Roche Research Award listed in Marquis Who’s Who of American Women Scientists and many other Marquis Who’s Who volumes, and recipient of the Council of Responsible Nutrition’s Apple Award for contributions to the science of vitamin and mineral supplements.

Dr. Bendich is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, the Series Editor of Nutrition and Health for Springer/Humana Press, which includes 43 volumes such as Preventive Nutrition, Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Diet and Human Immune Functions, Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions, Bioactive Compounds and Cancer, edited by John Milner and Donato Romagnolo with chapters authored by other University of Arizona faculty". - UA Department of Nutritional Sciences & College of Agriculture and Life Sciences