Susan Whiting is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. She received her PhD in nutrition from the University of Guelph and had postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia. After teaching at Mount Saint Vincent University for 6 years, she moved to University of Saskatchewan in 1988. For over 30 years she has conducted research on dietary influences on bone health, effectiveness and use of nutrient supplements, the calcium and vitamin D status of Canadians, and food security in Canada and Africa (Ethiopia). For the past 10 years she has taught yearly in the Masters of Applied Human Nutrition, Hawassa University where she has co-supervised 11 thesis projects. Her research with students and others has led to 20 publications concerning public health nutrition issues in Ethiopia. She leads a Grand Challenges initiative to mitigate fluorosis in the Rift Valley.