Dr. Stefan Pasiakos to lead NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week the selection of Stefan M. Pasiakos, Ph.D., FACSM, to serve as director of NIH's Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Dr. Pasiakos will begin his new role as ODS Director on July 16, succeeding Dr. David M. Murray, who has served as Acting Director of ODS since January.
Dr. Pasiakos holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and has published more than 150 scientific articles in the areas of diet and supplemental nutrition, muscle physiology, human performance, and bioenergetics of exercise metabolism. As a Research Physiologist and Chief of the Military Performance Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Dr. Pasiakos directs a research team focused on physical and behavioral resiliency and performance in military training and operational settings.
In his new role at ODS, Dr. Pasiakos will “help lead NIH efforts in expanding the scientific knowledge base on dietary supplements, enhancing the dietary supplement research workforce, foster the development and dissemination of research resources and tools, and translating dietary supplement research findings into useful information for consumers, health professionals, researchers, and policymakers.”
“AHPA welcomes the selection of Dr. Pasiakos as ODS Director,” said Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). “We look forward to working with him and his team in support of advancing the science and safety of dietary supplements.”