Scientific Advisory Board
Science is the foundation of all of SNI Global’s endeavors
Our scientific advisory board provides expert guidance in various areas of nutrition science. Advisors share insights on various research and science issues, provide leadership, advice, and consultation to the corporation on technical and scientific issues, and evaluate research proposals.
University of Guelph
Alison Duncan is a professor in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. Her longstanding interest in nutrition stems from a clinical perspective and has evolved to include a focus on the nutritional sciences. She started her studies in dietetics and continued on with graduate school in nutritional sciences, where she learned the value of research to the creation and advancement of nutrition knowledge. She enjoys numerous aspects of studying and researching nutrition, with one of the top aspects being its widespread application to human health.
John W. Erdman
University of Illinois at Urbana
Dr. Erdman is Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Dr. Erdman’s training and expertise encompass the nutritional and physiological biochemistry of man and animals. He has authored over 170 original research articles on these subjects and has over 300 total publications including other articles and chapters.
Dr. Erdman is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and the American Heart Association (AHA). He is past President of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (now ASN), has been elected Fellow for ASN, AHA and IFT. He has been extensively involved with the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), where he served on the FNB for nine years, six as Vice Chair. Among other committees of the FNB, he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and is currently Chair of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research. Recently this committee published the report “Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury.”
For his extensive contributions to the NAS, Dr. Erdman was named as Lifetime National Associate of the NAS in 2001 and was elected as a Member of the Institute of Medicine, NAS in 2003. Other honors include: receipt of the Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research and the William Cruess Award for Teaching from IFT: the Borden Award from ASN; being named as an Original Member in Agricultural Science by ISI as an Highly Cited Researcher (top 0.05%); and several University of Illinois Excellent and Outstanding Teaching awards. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of ILSI- NA. Dr. Erdman has is past Executive Director of the Mars Science Advisory Council and is currently Executive Director of the Wrigley Science Institute. Dr Erdman received his B.S., M.S., M.Ph., and Ph.D. in Food Science from Rutgers University.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children's Research Institute
Andrew W Brown, PhD, FTOS, is an Associate Professor with Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Biostatistics Core Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. Formally trained in nutrition, biochemistry, and statistics, he has conducted research using simulation, in vitro, ex vivo, animal, and observational and interventional human models. In addition, he conducts research on research through qualitative and quantitative research summaries, characterizing reporting practices that may perpetuate scientific misinformation, and evaluating methodological and statistical choices that may result in ambiguous or misinterpreted results.