Bioactives, Functional Foods, and Supplements Research Portfolio

Advancing Health through ILSI US and Canada

Our Purpose

The Bioactives, Functional Foods, and Supplements Research Portfolio is dedicated to advancing health through enhanced understanding and communication of the optimal utilization of dietary bioactives. Through the development of recommended intake guidelines and pinpointing research gaps, we strive to elevate the dissemination of crucial health and safety insights pertaining to bioactive substances.

Leadership Committee

  • April J. Stull, PhD, RDN, FAND (Lead) – Associate Professor, Baylor University, USA
  • Richard M. Black, PhD – Chief Scientific Officer, WISEcode; Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Nutrition, Tufts University, USA
  • Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD – Senior Scientist Jean Mayer USDA HNRC on Aging at Tufts University and Professor of Medicine Tufts Medical School, USA
  • Kelsey Mangano, PhD, RDN – Associate Professor, Nutrition Program Director, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
  • Janet Novotny, PhD – Research Physiologist, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville, USA
  • Connie Weaver, PhD - Distinguished Professor of Research, San Diego State University; CEO Weaver and Associates Consulting LLC., USA
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