Meet the Atkins Health Professionals

Jeff S. Volek, PhD., RD., F.A.C.N.

Professor, Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University

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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.). He completed his graduate work at Penn State University earning his Masters and PhD in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. He has authored/co-authored 4 books including “The New Atkins for a New You”,“The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living”, and "The Art and Science of Low Carb Performance."

Dr. Volek’s primary area of research is focused on physiological adaptations to low carbohydrate diets with emphasis on outcomes related to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He primarily uses prospective diet and/or exercise interventions and sophisticated cellular techniques to understand changes in adiposity, fatty acid and lipoprotein metabolism, inflammation, vascular function, and endocrine adaptations. Another major area of research has been in the general area of sports nutrition including studies evaluating a wide range of dietary supplements (carnitine, creatine, whey protein, etc.) on exercise performance and overall health.