Formally trained in nutrition, biochemistry, and statistics, he brings practical, basic science experience to evaluating how nutrition and obesity research is conducted and communicated. His recent work involves investigating myths and presumptions in nutrition and obesity literature, meta-analyzing studies about nutritional influences on obesity, characterizing reporting practices that may perpetuate nutrition misinformation, and crowdsourcing the synthesis of published research.

Research Interests

  • Research rigor and reproducibility
  • Meta-research
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
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PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
MS, Iowa State University, 2008
BS, Iowa State University, 2007