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Kim Beals, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LDN


Current Position: Chief Science Office, Ready®, Wexford, PA

Beals’ current focus is on researching healthy functional ingredients that improve physical performance and health and developing evidence-based sports nutrition education programs in her role as Chief Science Officer at Ready Nutrition, a sports nutrition company.  Prior to that she was an Associate Professor in Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the in the University of Pittsburgh where she worked for over 25 years.  Her research focused on using nutritional strategies to optimize human performance, improve body composition and diet quality in the US Military Special Operations Forces. She published 60+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, technical reports and abstracts and has given numerous invited lectures across the country and internationally on sports nutrition and human performance. Beals’ received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Temple University, a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from Drexel University and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.