Director of the Food and Disclosure and Labeling Division, US Department of Agriculture

Dr. Paul Lewis is Director of the Food Disclosure and Labeling Division at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fair Trade Practices Program.  As Director, Dr. Lewis manages the implementation and enforcement of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and the Country of Origin Labeling program. Dr. Lewis has held a variety of leadership positions at the United States Department of Agriculture, United States Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health focusing on science policy development, risk assessment, and research management addressing agriculture, the environment and public health. Dr. Lewis is also a Lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs, teaching a graduate level course in environmental health.
Dr. Lewis earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University, a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University, a Master of Science in Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from the University of Rhode Island.