U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8823
Email: krebsj@niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • HNRIM System CoordinatorDNRC, NIDDK, NIH1991-2004
  • CoordinatorFood and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)1986-1989
  • Instructor in NutritionThe Pennsylvania State University1982-1986
  • Education SpecialistNutrition and Technical Services Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA1981-1982
  • M.P.H.University of Minnesota1980

James Krebs-Smith, M.P.H.

Program Director, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As director of the Human Nutrition Research Information Management (HNRIM) program, I oversee activities related to administration of the HNRIM system.  The HNRIM system is the only congressionally mandated government-wide nutrition research and training database.  This program provides data in support of many federal reports, including the Annual Report of the NIH program in Biomedical and Behavioral Nutrition Research and Training, and many congressional reports and testimonies related to nutrition.  I direct and coordinate activities that ensure the scientific accuracy and all administrative- and computer-related activities needed to develop, maintain, and service the HNRIM system.  Such activities include data compilation; updating, organizing, and assessing data from various sources; quality control; and website and database maintenance.  My responsibilities include coordinating with the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements to identify and capture relevant research and providing a subset of HNRIM data for the CARDS (Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements) database.

Current Committee Memberships

  • HNRIM Subcommittee, Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition ResearchCo-chair
  • NIH Research Conditions a​nd Disease Categories CommitteeNutrition Expert
  • NIH Nutrition Coordinating CommitteeMember