Adam J. Kuszak is a Health Scientist Administrator in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and Director of the ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program (AMRM). Through AMRM, Adam works with stakeholders involved in research, industry, and regulatory affairs to support scientific resource development and promote biomedical research on the mechanisms and health effects of dietary supplements and natural products. In addition, he has held positions at NIH that facilitated initiative development, program management, strategic planning, and evaluation. His primary research interests are in elucidating the mechanisms of action and effects on cellular signaling networks of natural products and drugs, and their chemical and biological characterization.
Adam earned his B.S. in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan. He completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and before joining ODS was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Adam has served on activities relevant to the analytical characterization of dietary supplements through USP committees and NSF International and the American National Standards Institute, and multiple AOAC working groups. Adam joined the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Editorial Board in 2018.