Meet the Atkins Science Advisory Board

Science is the foundation of the Atkins Lifestyle. That’s why Atkins created a multidisciplinary Science Advisory Board (SAB). Its purpose is to educate people about the growing body of emerging research that highlighting the health benefits associated with the principles upon which the Atkins Diet is based. These same principles govern, as well as the development of new Atkins products. The SAB members include nationally known experts in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, physiology and food science.

The board advises Atkins on the latest scientific studies that investigate the safety, efficacy and nutritional value of the Atkins Lifestyle and its products. Each member of the board provides ongoing expert counsel to Atkins as we continue to help people achieve their weight loss and weight management goals.

As part of its work, the board monitors the growing body of research, now totaling more than 50 studies, which highlight the positive weight loss results and other health benefits associated with following the Atkins Diet. These benefits include weight loss; improvement in risk factors for heart disease, hypertension and diabetes; reduced levels of inflammation; treatment of epilepsy; and reduced incidence of child and adolescent obesity.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Champ is a clinician and physician-scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center, where he specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and lymphoma. His research focuses on the impact of lifestyle changes, including diet an… Read More

Dr. Fontaine is Chair of the Department of Health Behavior and the Antoine Lavoisier Endowed Professor of Energetics and Healthy Lifestyles in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A psychologist specializing in the treatment o… Read More

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions | Medical Director, Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Program | Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

Dr. Kossoff focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications: such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Specific interests include the ketogenic diet, the modified Atkins Diet for children, in… Read More

Research Scientist

Andrew Koutnik, PhD is a Research Scientist studying the influence of lifestyle and metabolism on health, disease, and performance. Beyond his primary efforts, Andrew Koutnik was invited to give a TEDx talk on his personal journey using lifestyle and metabolic factor… Read More

Associate Professor in Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University

Dr. Mente is a principal investigator for the epidemiology program at the Population Health Research Institute. He received his doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at McMas… Read More

Professor, Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Associate Director, Clinical Research Center Institute for Clinical Translational Science, University of Missouri

Elizabeth Parks conducts research in the area of metabolism. Lecture topics include the regulation of body weight and effects of dietary macronutrients on blood lipid levels. Through studies of both transgenic mice and humans, her research is focused on understanding… Read More

Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition University of Minnesota

Dr Slavin’s research group works on physiological responses to dietary fiber, resistant starch, and other phytochemicals. They conduct human metabolic studies, in vitro studies, and studies with more subjective measures of health effects of food intake. A particula… Read More

Professor, Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University

Dr. Jeff Volek is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has published more than 230 peer-reviewed studies. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Michigan State University and is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.)… Read More

Dr. Wortman received his MD from University of Calgary and Family Medicine certification at the University of British Columbia. His career has included urban family practice, public health, medical administration and research. For the past 10 years he has been workin… Read More