Founding Executive Director, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
University of California, Davis
Clare Hasler-Lewis has been the founding executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at the University of California, Davis, since 2004. Dr. Hasler-Lewis is an internationally recognized authority on functional foods. From 1992-2000, she served as the founding director of the Functional Foods for Health Program at the University of Illinois. Dr. Hasler-Lewis trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. She holds a dual Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and human nutrition from Michigan State University and an M.S. in nutrition science from The Pennsylvania State University. She also earned an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hasler has published more than 60 research and position papers, invited reviews, book chapters and bulletins and has given hundreds of lectures on diet and health in more than 20 countries. From 2005-2015, she served on the Board of Directors of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) where she also established and chaired the Food Safety, Technology and Sustainability Committee. In 2011, Dr. Hasler-Lewis was honored with the President’s Award from CAST (The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology). In 2016, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of California CareForce, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental, and vision services to residents all over California.
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