Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson Alt text

Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D. (non-voting), is a co-founder and was long-time Executive Director of CSPI. Jacobson has written numerous books and reports, including Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American DietEater’s Digest: the Consumer’s Fact Book of Food Additives, Nutrition Scoreboard; Salt: the Forgotten Killer; and Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans’ Health. He has also been honored with such awards as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Hero Award (2010), the American Public Health Association’s David P. Rall award for advocacy in public health (2011), and the Food Marketing Institute’s Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award (1992). His Ph.D. in microbiology is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.