Who I Am
Welcome to my site!
Here's my academic background:
I earned my PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012.
From September 2012 to August 2014, I served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
From August 2014 to December 2016, I served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.
In the fall of 2016, I made the decision to leave academia and pursue entrepreneurship a transition I completed on January 1, 2017. If you would like the full story of how I came to this decision, you can join my email newsletter, and the first welcome email tells the story and provides you with my vision going forward.
As of January 2017, I'm on my own. I am currently conducting independent research, consulting, working on information products, collaborating on information and technology products, and producing tons of free content to help people gain better health.
I have deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being. I want to take what I've learned and pay it forward.
But I'm not done learning. I'm constantly learning from my own challenges, failures, and successes, and I'm constantly learning by scouring the scientific literature, whether I'm uncovering long-forgotten and neglected evidence from yesteryear or following and deciphering the latest findings.
What I try to do here is grapple with complex science and translate it into practical principles that each of us can use to better support our health.
Please join me in the pursuit of truth, learning, and wonder!