We’ve brought together some of the best, brightest, and most passionate experts in sports nutrition to form the Clif Nutrition Advisory Council. We apply their sports and nutrition science expertise to support our commitment to providing sustainable, nutritious food for athletes and active people.
The Council informs our product innovation process with the latest in sports nutrition science, helping us deliver foods with nutrition that’s customized to take on a variety of different adventures. Together, our goal is to help educate sports nutrition professionals and active individuals on the important role of food in supporting healthy, active lifestyles.
We believe that crafting foods with purpose is key to inspiring healthy people’s adventures and to building a healthy food system. With that in mind, the Council is committed to developing and sharing science-based nutrition information that helps make good food choices nutritious and delicious.
Mike Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FISSN, FACSM is the Associate Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University. From his days as an NCAA collegiate ice hockey player, to competing in 70.3 Ironman races, to helping others achieve their performance goals, he has always used evidence-focused training and nutrition strategies to optimize performance and body composition.
Stephanie Howe Violett
Stephanie Howe Violett, PhD has a passion for movement, science, and nourishment that has catapulted her to the top of the ultra-running world. A former collegiate Nordic skier and cross-country runner, Dr. Howe Violett won her first ever attempt at the famed Western States 100. She has earned a doctorate in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Oregon State University, and competes as a Team CLIF athlete, holding several course records and podium finishes at some of the world’s most famous ultras.
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, FAND, is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She has provided nutrition consulting services to collegiate athletes for more than 25 years and currently volunteers with athletes at Hart County High School. Dr. Rosenbloom was editor-in-chief of two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals and is the assistant editor for the 6th edition, published in 2018. She was also editor of the online Sports Nutrition Care Manual from 2011-2015. She is a contributing sports nutrition editor for Nutrition Today and writes a monthly sports nutrition column for USA Swimming. She is co-author of the 2018 consumer book, Food & Fitness After 50 (with Bob Murray).
Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM is the managing principal of Sports Science Insights (SSI), LLC, a consulting group that specializes in exercise science and sports nutrition. Prior to starting SSI, Dr. Murray was the co-founder and director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute from 1985 to 2008. Dr. Murray’s research on how athletes respond to fluid, carbohydrate, and electrolyte ingestion has contributed to the broader understanding of how proper hydration and nutrition benefit sports performance and recovery.
Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FNAK, FACSM, FNATA is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut. He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than 400 times on heat-related illnesses, preventing sudden death in sport, and hydration. Dr. Casa is an associate editor of the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports and an editorial board member of Current Sports Medicine Reports, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is an award-winning author and educator. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy. She is the lead author on the 2018 Joint Position and Practice Papers the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Comprehensive Nutrition Programs and Services in Schools, and has received many honors, including the Silver FAME Award as a Friend of Child Nutrition, a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2017 Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture at the Food and Nutrition Conference
Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, founder of Spano Sports Nutrition Consulting, is one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists and nutrition communications experts. She works with NBA, MLB and NFL players as well as golfers, MMA fighters, and athletes in other sports. Marie enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format. She has appeared on CNN as well as NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates throughout the nation, and authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles.