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CRN-I’s eighth symposium

Healthy Aging, the Natural Consequences of Good Nutrition

Berlin, Germany
2 December 2017

2017 Symposium Speaker Bio | RETURN TO AGENDA

Andrew Shao, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant

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. Most recently Dr. Shao served as vice president, global nutrition policy, for Herbalife Nutrition, where he was responsible for working closely with government agencies and other external partners to lead health initiatives, shape policy and identify and leverage opportunities for Herbalife products and product positioning. Prior to that he served as Herbalife Nutrition’s VP, worldwide scientific affairs. Dr. Shao’s range of experience also includes leading the scientific and regulatory affairs function for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a Washington, DC-based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers, where he served as Sr VP, scientific and regulatory affairs.

Before serving at CRN, Shao was a senior scientist at General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), and previously, in research and development at Kemin. He is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, trade articles and book chapters, serves on the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Institute of Food Technologists. He is the immediate past President of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Alumni Association, and serves as the Chair of the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations (IADSA) Scientific Council.

Shao holds a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and M.S. in human nutrition science, both from Tufts University, and a B.A. in biology from Brandeis University.