Diana R. H. Winters is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where she joined the faculty in August of 2012. She came to McKinney Law from Boston University Law School, where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Health Law Scholar. Before that, Winters was an Assistant Solicitor General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Winters received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She teaches Torts, Health Law, Environmental Law, and Food Law and Policy. Her research currently focuses on food policy and the judicial review of health and safety regulation.

Recent Posts by Diana Winters

Suing The Food And Drug Administration To Reform Its Oversight Of Food Additives

Several organizations filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to challenge a final rule issued by the agency on August 17, 2016, regarding the use of substances in food that are “generally recognized as safe.”

July 7, 2017Public Health

Are The FDA’s New Definitions And Labeling Requirements Good For Us, Or Just Empty Calories?

The FDA's updated Nutrition Facts labels correct an information imbalance by providing consumers with otherwise unavailable data and allowing them to better assess their choices. The benefits of the agency acting to define and redefine words like “natural” and “healthy” are less clear.

The FDA’s Determination On Artificial Trans Fat: A Long Time Coming

To be sure, this action will lead to a dramatic reduction in the use of partially hydrogenated oils in processed foods, which in turn, will lead Americans to eat less trans fat -- a good thing. What this regulatory action does not do, however, is speak to problems with the generally recognized...

June 23, 2015Population Health, Public Health

Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: Consolidating Regulatory Authority Over Food Safety

The fragmented nature of regulatory authority over food in the United States is well known. More than a dozen federal agencies are responsible for the safety of the nation’s food supply. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have the lion’s share of...