Mary Harris, PhD, RD, is a professor of nutrition and director of the Dietetics Program at Colorado State University. She holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Nutrition from Michigan State University. She completed post-doctoral training at Tufts Medical School. Her research is in the area of fatty acid metabolism in pregnancy and lactation with particular reference to omega-3 DHA on pregnancy outcome and infant cognitive development. Her research is supported by USDA and NIH grants. She is the author of numerous scientific journal articles and textbook chapters. She is a reviewer for many nutrition and medical journals including the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Lipids and others. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and Vitamins and Minerals Open-Access Journal. She is a consultant on n-3 fatty acids and seafood safety during pregnancy to the National Fisheries Institute and serves on the Perinatal Nutrition Research Group of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies National Coalition.