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The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Dr. Andrew Shao has spent nearly two decades in the global nutrition industry, assuming leadership roles in various nutrition, scientific, regulatory and government affairs functions. He currently serves as VP, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for ChromaDex Corp. Prior to joining ChromaDex, he served as Interim Sr. VP, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for CRN and held several leadership roles for multinational companies including Amway and Herbalife Nutrition, and he previously led CRN's science & regulatory affairs team from 2005–2011. Before joining CRN, he was a senior scientist at General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), and previously, in research and development at Kemin.
Dr. Shao has advised governments around the world on science-based regulatory and policy reform on topics ranging from health claims, to risk analysis to regulation of botanicals. He is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, trade articles and book chapters and serves on the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists and the Tufts Nutrition Council.
Dr. Shao holds a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry and master’s in human nutrition science, both from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s in biology from Brandeis University.
2000: PhD, Nutritional biochemistry - Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
1996: MS, Human nutrition - Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
1993: BA, Biology - Brandeis University