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Dr. Stacey Bell
Chief Science Officer, Nutrient

As of July 2017, Dr. Stacey Bell became the chief science officer for Nutrient in Reno, Nevada. She had previously been a nutritional consultant from 2008 until 2014, when she joined Peak Health (formerly Yevo and Nutrient Foods) in Reno, Nevada, as the chief scientific officer. From 2005 to 2008, she was a research scientist at IdeaSphere Inc. In addition to creating products for them, she developed a line of over 25 products for Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker, and helped with the development of products for Dr. Alan Greene, a noted pediatrician, and Dr. Andrew Weil, a well-known expert in the field of alternative medicine.

Formerly, she worked for Dr. Barry Sears at Sears Labs as vice president of medical research and education in Danvers, Massachusetts. She also founded and worked as chief scientific officer with AFFINTA, Inc., a startup with the aim of producing nutraceuticals. She developed a functional food product, DelightFull, which is a snack bar that contains low-glycemic load carbohydrates to promote satiety. These bars were available at all CVS Pharmacy stores. Previously, she was vice president of research and development for Medical Foods Inc. and Functional Foods, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, both of which she co-founded. For these companies, she developed several functional food products, including NiteBite, which was licensed and sold by ICN Pharmaceutical Company in Costa Mesa, California. NiteBite was a food bar specially designed for the nutritional management of low blood sugar that occurs in Type 1 diabetes.

Bell has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for more than 40 years and has worked in that capacity and conducted clinical research studies for 20 years. She received a doctoral degree in nutrition with honors from Boston University in 1994. For her dissertation, she evaluated the effect of supplemental fish oil on immune function in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. She was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston and has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Her research interests included obesity, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, burn patients and critical illness. She is a frequent lecturer around the world on many topics related to nutrition and has six issued patents.

In 2003, she joined the board of directors of Wild Oats, a natural and organic grocery store chain. It was a public company with sales of over $1 billion per year when it was sold to Whole Foods Market in 2007. Bell served on the advisory board for Healthy Living Made Simple, a Sam’s Club publication in Flower Mound, Texas, and is currently on the scientific board of Bay State Milling in Quincy, Massachusetts. Until 2011, she served on the board of a nonprofit agency, Kids Can Cook. Additionally, she is co-chair of the steering committee of the Nutrition Round Table of the Harvard School of Public Health and is on the board of directors of the Cancer Nutrition Consortium.