This is Dr. Shawn Talbott’s new blog – here is my resume so you know a little about my background…
MonaVie – South Jordan, UT
Vice President – Research & Development (January 2012 – Present)
Provide new technology scouting and discovery support as part of the R&D team. Identify technologies, technology owners, ingredients, indications, potential licensing opportunities and Intellectual properties in support of innovation activities. Serve as the lead resident expert on the latest emerging nutritional science and develops and champions new product initiatives dedicated to delivering innovation.
SupplementWatch (GLH Nutrition, LLC) – Draper, UT
Research Director (August 1999 – Present)
Direct the design and implementation of a wide range of clinical studies to develop/validate dietary supplements and related natural approaches for promoting health. Provide editorial direction for consumer education dedicated to alleviating confusion surrounding dietary supplements and providing consumers with timely, relevant and balanced advice to help them make informed decisions about dietary supplements and overall health.
Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition (GLH Nutrition, LLC) – Draper, UT
Chief Scientific Officer (January 2003 – Present)
Coordinate research and development efforts for dietary supplements intended for endurance athletes. Design and conduct clinical trials; prepare and present scientific conference seminars; educate athletes and coaches about dietary supplementation for endurance performance, post- exercise recovery, and general nutrition.
University of Utah, College of Health, Division of Nutrition, Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Clinical Professor / Adjunct Associate Professor (January 2003 – December 2004)
Director, Dietary Nutrition Clinic (January 2002 – December 2004)
Adjunct Assistant Professor (August 1999 – January 2003)
Designed, coordinated and conducted “Understanding Dietary Supplements” course for undergraduate and graduate students. Course was offered in-class and on-line and served as the initial phase of a comprehensive curricula and range of continuing education programs, including a fully on-line certificate program in Dietary Supplement Education, for students/health professionals in nutrition, pharmacy, medical and allied health fields.
Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dietary Supplements (January 2004 – December 2004)
Senior Editor, Book Series on Dietary Supplements (January 2004 – December 2004)
Editor of peer-reviewed scientific journal and academic book series focused on dietary supplements and the industry that produces them.
Pharmanex, Inc. – Nutrition Division of Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, UT
Director of Scientific Affairs (January 2002 – July 2003)
Senior Scientist, Nutrition Research & New Product Discovery (June 1999 – July 2003)
Designed, coordinated and reviewed nutrition research projects to develop novel dietary supplement and nutritional products and support existing ones. Projects included clinical efficacy trials, safety/toxicity studies, human performance evaluations, intellectual property development, and various product creations.
Nabisco Foods Group – Functional Foods Division, East Hanover, NJ
Product & Market Development Associate, Specialty Products Company (Nov 1998 – June 1999)
Senior Food Technologist, Specialty Products Company (March 1998 – Nov 1998)
Food Technologist, Nutrition & Scientific Regulatory Affairs (July 1997 – March 1998)
Provided nutrition science expertise and strategic direction for new product development and marketing projects. Served as primary technical and new products team leader during development, launch and support phases for $42 million nutritional product portfolio.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Nutritional Sciences (August 1993 – May 1998)
Designed, coordinated and conducted research on nutrition, exercise and bone/collagen metabolism. Work was supported by competitive research awards from government, corporate and scientific foundation sources.
Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
Adjunct Instructor (August 1996 – December 1997)
Instructor of nutrition and wellness classes for college students. Responsibilities included all aspects of curriculum development, grading, evaluating and mentoring undergraduate students.
Healthy Directions, Inc., Boonton, NJ
President and Owner (January 1995 – December 1997)
Designed and implemented customized health promotion and wellness programs for clients in corporate and community settings. Programs varied from public health education seminars to individual lifestyle consultations.
American Corporate Health Programs, Inc., Exton, PA
Special Projects – Technical Consultant (August 1993 – January 1995)
Exercise Physiologist (August 1991 – August 1993)
Projects included design of health care cost tracking systems, analysis of wellness program ROI, staff training and education, creative program design and strategic planning.
Other Past Positions (part-time/advisory)
Performance Enhancement Team (Nutrition) for United States Track & Field Association
Scientific Advisory Board – Rodale Press (Health Publications Division)
Editorial Board – Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research
Nutrition Consultant – Utah Jazz (NBA), US Ski & Snowboard Team, US Track & Field
E.M.P. – Entrepreneurial Masters Program (2007) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
L.D.N. – Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist – State of Massachusetts (License #2726)
C.N.S – Certified Nutrition Specialist (2007) – Certification Board for Nutrition Specialist
Ph.D. – Nutritional Biochemistry (1998) – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
M.S. – Exercise Science (1992) – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
B.S. – Sports Medicine (1989) – Marietta College, Marietta, OH
B.A. – Fitness/Health Management (1989) – Marietta College, Marietta, OH
- American College of Nutrition (Fellow)
- American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
- American Institute for Stress (Fellow)
- International Society for Sports Nutrition
- American Society for Nutrition
- Round Table Group
National and International (London, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong) exposure on a variety of nutrition issues, especially dietary supplements, including:
- The Dr. Oz Show (ZOCO Productions / NBC) – Stress & Energy/Vigor
- Life & Style (KingWorld Productions / CBS) – Stress & Weight
- Living it Up with Ali & Jack (KingWorld Productions / CBS) – Diet & Energy
- Inside Edition (CBS) – Stress & Weight
Network Affiliates: NBC/ABC/CBS/FOX/CNN network affiliates (NY, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Orlando, Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Houston, Memphis, Las Vegas, San Diego, Hartford, Greensboro, Washington DC, Boston, and others)
Radio: Westwood One, ABC News, CNN radio, National Public Radio (NPR), various local stations
Print: Glamour, Self, Allure, First for Women, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Women’s Health, Fitness, Shape, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Wall Street Journal, and many others
BOOKS / FILMS
Author of 10 books and Executive Producer of 1 documentary film on topics ranging from stress to obesity to immune system to pain – including 2 textbooks on dietary supplements.
The Secret of Vigor – How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Biochemical Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy (Hunter House Publishers, 2011).
- Appeared on The Dr. Oz Show for a segment about curing “exhaustion” due to stress and hormonal imbalances.
Killer At Large – Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat (Disinformation Co., 2009)
- Winner of several film festival “best documentary” awards and screened at the White House for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” and “Chef’s Move to Schools” initiatives to fight childhood obesity (2010)
- The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements (Lippincott, William and Wilkins, 2006).
- A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements (Haworth Press, 2003).
- Winner, “Outstanding Academic Text” by Association of Academic Librarians (2004)
- The Cortisol Connection – Why Stress Makes You Fat & Ruins Your Health (Hunter House, 2002).
- The Cortisol Connection (2nd Edition) – Why Stress Makes You Fat & Ruins Your Health (Hunter House Publishers, 2007).
- The Cortisol Connection Diet – The Breakthrough Program to Control Stress and Lose Weight (Hunter House Publishers, 2004)
- Cortisol Control and the Beauty Connection – The All-Natural, Inside-Out Approach to Reversing Wrinkles, Preventing Acne, and Improving Skin Tone (Hunter House, 2007).
- The Immune Miracle – The All-Natural Approach for Better Health, Increased Energy and Improved Mood (GLH Productions, LLC, 2012)
- The Metabolic Method - The Complete Whole-Body Approach to Achieving Lasting Fat Loss, Better Mood, and Higher Energy Levels (Currant Book Publishers, 2008).
- Natural Solutions for Pain-Free Living - Lasting Relief for Flexible Joints, Strong Bones and Ache-Free Muscles (Chronicle/Currant, 2006)
Ultra-running (100-miles), Triathlon (100+ Olympic/Half-ironman, 15 Ironman), Skiing, Rowing, Sea Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle-boarding
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
As a product developer, Dr. Talbott has created and researched some of the leading nutritional products on the market, generating nearly $1 billion in combined sales, including:
- A joint and bone support supplement for an international Retail Food company
- Nearly $50 million in annual domestic sales
- A stamina & energy supplement for an international Network Marketer
- Over $30 million in annual worldwide sales
- A stress controlling herbal supplement for an international Network Marketer
- Over $35 million in annual worldwide sales
- A multi-mechanism weight loss formula for a domestic Direct Marketing company
- Nearly $300 million in domestic sales
- A metabolism-balancing herbal formula for an international Network Marketer
- Nearly $30 million in annual sales
- A multi-nutrient immune supplement for an international Network Marketer
- Over $15 million in annual sales
- An all-natural “energy” drink for an international Network Marketing company
- Over $35 million in annual sales
- Bieber Award for Significant Contributions in the Nutrition Industry – American College of Nutrition (2011)
- Outstanding Poster Award, Second Place – Psychological Vigor is Associated with Metabolic Hormonal Profile – American College of Nutrition (2011)
- Outstanding Instructor – Division of Nutrition, University of Utah (2004)
- Product Merit Award – “Outstanding achievement in the nutrition industry” Nutrition Business Journal (2002)
- Educational Outreach Program Grant – Utah Electronic College (2002)
- Faculty Development Grant – University of Utah Technology Assisted Curriculum Program (2002)
- Geisenger Medical Center Health Research Award – Runner-Up (2000)
- Reebok International – Research Grant on Human Performance (1997)
- Life-Fitness Corporation – Graduate Student Research Award (1996)
- American College of Sports Medicine – Student Research Grant Award (1996)
- Concept II, Inc. – Ergometer Research Program (1995)
- American Institute of Nutrition (American Society for Nutrition) – Predoctoral Fellowship (1995-1997)
- Excellence in Writing Award – San Diego County Medical Society (1995)
- Quality Service Award, Finalist – American Corporate Health Programs, Inc., (1993)
- U.S. National Rowing Team Developmental Program (1989)
- U.S. Olympic Festival Participant (1989)
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Effects of brown seaweed and licorice on blood glucose and weight loss in moderately overweight subjects. San Diego, April 2012
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Improvement in Skin Carotenoid Levels Assessed by Reflectance Spectroscopy. San Diego, April 2012
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Acai Juice with Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Reduces URTI Symptoms and Improves Mood State in Stressed Subjects. San Diego, April 2012
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Effects of MonaVie RVL Weight Loss Program on Body Composition and Blood Lipids. San Diego, April 2012
- American College of Nutrition, November 2011 – Psychological Vigor is Associated with Hormone Balance. Morristown NJ, November 2011
- American College of Nutrition – Effects of Fucoxanthin & Glabribin on Blood Glucose and Weight Loss in Moderately Overweight Humans. Morristown NJ, November 2011
- American College of Sports Medicine – Effect of a Multi-Nutrient Supplement on URTI Symptoms and Mood State in Endurance Athletes – June 2011, Denver, Colorado, (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 43:5 Supplement).
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces Allergy Symptoms and Improves Quality of Life in Ragweed Sufferers – April 2011.
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Dietary Supplement Combination Reduces Inflammation & Improves Vigor in Stressed Subjects–April 2010
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces URTIs (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections) and Improves Mood State in Healthy Stressed Subjects – April 2010
- American College of Nutrition – Psychological Vigor and Mood State are Associated with Metabolic Hormone Profile – October 2010
- National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) – Chronic Stress and Cortisol Balance (Opening Keynote Lecture) – December 2010
- National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) – Why Stress Makes Us Fat and Ruins Our Health – December 2010
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Dietary Supplement Use Among Endurance Athletes – May 2009
- National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) – Toxic Stress & The Wisdom of Balance – December 2009
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Dietary Supplement Use Among Endurance Athletes – April 2009
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Herbal Traditional Medicine Formula Reduces Stress – May 2008
- American College of Nutrition – Significant Improvements in Mood State & Hormone Profile Associated with a “Low-Attrition” Weight Loss Regimen – October 2007
- International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN) – Effects of a Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) on Profile of Mood States (POMS) – June 2007
- International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN) – Ironman Triathlon Recovery Enhanced By a Dietary Supplement – June 2007
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Post-Exercise Recovery Enhanced By Dietary Supplementation – May 2007
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Effects of a 12-week Lifestyle Program on Mood State and Metabolic Parameters in Overweight Subjects – May 2007
- Experimental Biology – A Comprehensive Lifestyle Program Improves Mood States and Metabolic Parameters with Low Attrition Rate in Overweight Subjects – April 2007
- The Obesity Society (NAASO) – Effect of a 12-week Lifestyle Program on Weight, Metabolism, and Blood Lipids in Overweight Subjects – October 2006
- International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN) – Effect of Eurycoma Extract on Anabolic Balance During Endurance Exercise – July 2006
- International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN) – Effect of Branched Chain Amino Acids on Salivary Cortisol Levels During Endurance Exercise – July 2006
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – A Lifestyle Approach to Controlling Holiday Stress and Weight Gain, June 2006
- Experimental Biology (FASEB) – A Lifestyle Program Reduces Holiday Stress and Body Weight in Stress-Eaters, April 2006
- American College of Nutrition (ACN) – Effect of a Lifestyle Program on Holiday Stress, Body Weight, and Cortisol Levels, September 2005
- 5th International Conference on Nutrition & Fitness – Effects of a Stress/Cortisol Supplement on Weight, Athens, Greece, June 2004
- ACSM Annual Scientific Meeting – A Dietary Supplement Enhances Post-Marathon Recovery, Indianapolis, IN, June 2004
- ACSM Annual Conference–Chair, Protein Metabolism Free Communications, June 2004
- ACSM-approved Continuing Education Provider – High Performance Nutrition (for certified personal trainers and registered dieticians) – 1999 to 2004
- Grand Rounds –Cortisol & Health –Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, NY, Oct 2002
- New York Academy of Sciences – Effects of Cortisol on Skin Health – NY, Oct 2002
- Chair, Cortisol in Health & Disease Symposium – Park City, UT, May 2002
- ACSM Annual Scientific Meeting – Invited Forum on “Dietary Supplement Research – How much is Enough?”, Baltimore, MD, June 2001
- ACSM Health & Fitness Summit – Invited Lecture on “Consumer Guidance in Choosing Dietary Supplements” – Las Vegas, NV, April 2001
- Strategic Research Institute – Invited Lecture on “Uncovering Clinical Trials for Dietary Supplements” – Salt Lake City, UT, Feb 2001
- ACSM Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter Meeting – Invited lecture on “Dietary Supplements for Jack & Jill – Gender Considerations in Selecting Supplements” – Denver, CO, Feb, 2001
- Pacific Technology Exchange – Invited Lecture: “Cyber-Supplements –the Convergence of Dietary Supplements and the Internet” – Los Angeles, CA, October, 2000
- United Kingdom Football Association Annual Scientific Meeting – Invited lecture on “Dietary Supplements for Football” – Shropshire, England, October 2000
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Influence of calcium or energy restriction on bone strength in rats. Orlando, 1998
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Dietary energy restriction increases bone turnover in rats. San Francisco, 1998
- American College of Sports Medicine – Effect of rowing exercise on bone mineral density in female distance runners. Denver, 1997
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Body fat estimates by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) are highly variable in obese, but not in lean women. New Orleans, 1997
- Experimental Biology (American Society for Nutrition) – Restriction of calcium or energy elevates bone resorption. Washington, D.C., 1996.
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Fasting decreases bone turnover in male rowers. White Haven, PA, 1996
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Skeletal and physiologic characteristics of master’s female runners. White Haven, PA, 1996
- Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces Upper Respiratory Symptoms and Improves Mood State in Stressed Women. Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D. FACN and Julie A. Talbott, M.B.A. Journal of the American College of Nutrition (in press).
- Mangosteen – Traditional and Modern Uses. SM Talbott, DA Morton, and JF Templeman. Journal of Integrative Medicine. Vol 16., No. 1, March/April 2011.
- Ancient wisdom meets modern ailment – Traditional Asian medicine improves psychological Vigor in stressed subjects. S. Talbott, J. Talbott, AM. Christopulos, C. Ekberg, W. Larsen, and V. Jackson (Progress in Nutrition, Vol. 12, N. 1, 2010)
- Effect of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Mood State in Marathon Athletes. S. Talbott & J. Talbott. Dec. 2009 – Vol8, #4, 509-515.
- Energy restriction reduces bone density and biomechanical properties in aged female rats. Talbott SM, Cifuentes M, Dunn MG, Shapses SA. J Nutr. 2001 Sep;131(9):2382-7.
- An interview with Patti Steinmuller and Shawn Talbott about online courses in sports nutrition. Interview by Louise M. Burke and Mary P. Miles. Steinmuller P, Talbott S. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2002 Jun;12(2):238-45.
- Dietary supplements: what is in the public’s best interest? Talbott SM. Science. 1999 Dec 17;286(5448):2269-70; author reply 2270-1.
- Urinary 3H-tetracycline and pyridinium crosslinks differ in their response to calcium restriction in mature and aged rats. Talbott SM, Chowdhury H, Shapses SA. Calcif Tissue Int. 1999 Apr;64(4):352-6.
- Energy and calcium induced alterations in bone turnover and density in younger and older female rats. SM Talbott, MM Rothkopf & SA Shapses. J. Nutr. 128:608-614, 1998.
- Fasting and energy intake influence bone turnover in lightweight male rowers. Talbott SM, Shapses SA. Int J Sport Nutr. 1998 Dec;8(4):377-87.
- Dietary restriction of energy and calcium alters bone turnover and density in younger and older female rats. Talbott SM, Rothkopf MM, Shapses SA. J Nutr. 1998 Mar;128(3):640-5.
- Estimates of body fat are highly variable in pre- and postmenopausal obese women but not lean women. SM Talbott, TA Hardwick, T Stahl, SA Shapses. FASEB J 11(3), 1997.
- The Female Athlete Triad – disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. SM Talbott. J. Strength Conditioning, Feb. 1996.
- Higher than predicted bone mineral density in obese postmenopausal women. T Hardwick, S Heymsfield, S Talbott, R Pierson, Jr., J Wang, J Trout and S Shapses. FASEB J 10(3), 1996.
- Body composition using anthropometrics, BIA and DEXA during moderate weight loss. S Shapses, S Heymsfield, R Pierson, Jr., T Hardwick, S Talbott and T Schreiber. Obesity, Oct. 1995.
- Bone turnover and biomechanical properties in aged rats during semi-starvation. SM Talbott, MG Dunn and SA Shapses. J. Bone Miner. Res, 9(S1) 1994.
- Bone turnover and calcium supplementation in females consuming low calcium diets. SA Shapses, SM Talbott, and H Chowdhury. J. Bone Miner. Res., 9(S1) 1994.