Pao-Hwa Lin, Ph.D. has been a faculty member at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition Center at Duke University Medical Center since 1992. She was closely involved in the design and development of the DASH diet and was chairperson of the diet commitee for the DASH-Sodium study. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Njeri Karanja, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the division of Endocrinology/Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University, led the data coordinating activities for the DASH study. Karanja lives in Portland, Oregon.
Laura Pata Svetkey, M.D. is the Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center as well as the Director of the Duke Hypertension Center and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical research. She has been Principal Investigator on four NIH-sponsored multi-center studies on nutritional approaches to controlling hypertension and other obesity-related cardiovascular risk factors, including the landmark DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) clinical trial.
Mark Jenkins is a journalist and the author of several health books, including the Sports Medicine Bible, and is a consultant to the Harvard Medical School system.