Linda M. Katz M.D.

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Director Office of Cosmetics and Colors in the Center of Foods and Applied Nutrition
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Food and Drug Administration General
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Dr. Linda Katz is the Director for the Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC), in FDA’s Center of Foods and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN); a position that she has held since 2002.

Dr. Katz establishes the priorities and missions of OCAC focusing on cosmetic safety, compliance, certification of color additives, and research such as nanotechnology, phototoxicity and percutaneous absorption. Dr. Katz is the Agency’s liaison for nanotechnology issues pertaining to food and cosmetics. She is a member of the FDA Nanotechnology Task Force and other FDA nanotechnology working groups. She has had numerous presentations and publications, including those related to nanotechnology regarding cosmetics and foods issues. Prior to assuming leadership of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, Dr. Katz held positions in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) as Deputy Director for the Division of Over-the-Counter Drug Products, Deputy Director for the Division of Dermatologic and Dental Drug Products, and Team Leader and Acting Director for the Pilot Drug Evaluation Staff.

Education

Dr. Katz received her B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania; a M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health, and a M.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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