Dr. Connie M. Weaver is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana and CEO of Weaver and Associates Consulting, LLC. She is an elected member of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine since 2010. She is a fellow of the American Nutrition Society, the Institute of Food Technology, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Heart Association. She is a member of the FDA Science Advisory Board and the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health. She was founder and director of the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI) at Purdue University from 2012 to 2019. She was Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute from 2008 to 2019. Dr. Weaver is past-president of American Society for Nutritional Sciences. She is on the Board of Trustees of the International Life Sciences Institute, Showalter Biomedical Research Committee, and the Science Advisory Board of Biofortis. Her honors include the Spirit of the Land Grant Award (2013), the Herbert Newby McCoy recipient (2012, this award is the most prestigious research honor given by Purdue University), the Trailblazer Award (2016) by the Institute of Food Technology (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), an award to recognize “exceptional leaders” who have advanced the science at the interface of dietetics and food science, and the David Kritchevsky Lifetime Achievement Award (2017, American Society for Nutrition). Dr. Weaver was appointed to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for Americans. Dr. Weaver received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in food science and human nutrition from Oregon State University. She received a PhD in food science and human nutrition from Florida State University and holds minors in chemistry and plant physiology.