The Consortium is unique in the nation, tackling the societal challenges posed by biomedicine and the life sciences. Our research produces cutting-edge scholarship, offers extensive programming, awards grants to support emerging scholars, and engages the local, state, and national community. All of our work is highly interdisciplinary. The Consortium’s success would not be possible without the contributions of tremendous staff, key administrators, faculty, and students, and the leadership of Vice President for Research, Dr. Brian Herman. 

Susan M. Wolf
Susan M. Wolf , JD
Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine
Allen Levine
Allen S. Levine , PhD
Interim Vice President for Research
Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition
Liaison for Special Initiatives in the Provost’s Office

Current Executive Committee

The Executive Committee facilitates the work of the Consortium. Its members' range of expertise and shared engagement is a crucial part of the Consortium's collaborative and cross-disciplinary work. Committee members are elected to staggered three-year renewable terms. Read about the nomination and election process. In addition, the Consortium Chair serves on the committee ex officio

Gary Gardner
Gary Gardner , PhD
Advisory Board Member, Health Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Plant Biological Sciences and Applied Plant Sciences
Amy Kircher
Amy Kircher , DrPH
Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute
Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mike Osterholm
Michael T. Osterholm , PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute
Adjunct Professor, Medical School
Mike Sadowsky
Michael J. Sadowsky , PhD
Director, BioTechnology Institute
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate