Andrew Shao, PhD, is senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Shao has an extensive background in human nutrition research with expertise in nutrition policy and dietary supplement regulatory affairs and product development. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, trade journal articles, and industry position papers on topics ranging from nutrient risk assessment to Good Manufacturing Practices. He holds a PhD in nutritional biochemistry and a master of science degree in human nutrition science from Tufts University, and a bachelor of arts in biology from Brandeis University. Shao is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American College of Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.