Andrew Shao, Ph.D.
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.