NPA welcomes Douglas Kalman as its new senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs

The Natural Products Association announced that Douglas Kalman, PhD, RD, will join the organization as its new senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

The Natural Products Association (NPA; Washington, D.C.) announced that Douglas Kalman, PhD, RD, will join the organization as its new senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs. Kalman has been a science and nutrition specific advisor for many national and international organizations, including the American Society for Nutrition, American College of Sports Medicine, International Society of Sports Nutrition, National Strength & Conditioning Organization, American Physiological Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, along with such esteemed organizations such as the United States Tennis Association, United States Track and Field, to name a few. More recently, Kalman served as vice president of scientific affairs for Nutrasource, and is currently on the faculty in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

“Science is at the core of everything we do at NPA, and having an accomplished scientific advisor like Dr. Douglas Kalman on board will help us in our mission to aggressively promote and defend the natural products industry. His expertise in nutrition, clinical trials, and dietary ingredients will be extremely helpful to our efforts to educate regulators and elected officials alike on the importance of these products and why Americans find them so beneficial,” said Daniel Fabricant, president and CEO of NPA, in a press release.

“I am very pleased to be joining NPA, which is the most influential and leading trade association in our industry. NPA is at the forefront of every leading public policy debate in terms of the legal and regulatory challenges facing the industry, and I look forward to working with them to pursue our advocacy objectives,” said Kalman.

Kalman received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. He earned his Master of Science at Hunter College and his Doctorate from Touro University International.