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NAB - Nutrition Advisory Board
United States




Washington State University, Pullman, WA (undergraduate)
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (graduate)
University of Calgary (postdoctoral)


BPharm (Pharmacy); BS (Psychology); PhD (Pharmacology)

Certifications or Credentials:

Fellow, American Society for Nutrition (FASN)
Fellow, American College of Nutrition (FACN)
Certified Nutrition Specialist – Scholar (CNS-S)

Professional Association:

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
American Nutrition Association (ANA)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Board for the Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
Accreditation Council for Nutrition
Professional Education (ACNPE)


American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
American Nutrition Association (ANA)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Special Focus:

Nutrition: antioxidants, aging, cardiometabolic disease, immunity, micronutrients, phytochemicals


Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, FASN, FACN, CNS-S is an active Professor Emeritus in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Prior to accepting his position at Tufts, he was an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at Northeastern University and served as Head of the Section of Pharmacology and Director of the Program in Toxicology. Dr. Blumberg received a BPharm in Pharmacy and BS in Psychology from Washington State University and a PhD in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training in cyclic nucleotide metabolism at the Tennessee Neuropsychiatric Institute and the University of Calgary.

For 37 years, Dr. Blumberg was a Senior Scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. His research efforts have been largely focused on the biochemical basis for the role of antioxidant nutrients and their dietary requirements in health promotion and disease prevention during the aging process via their modulation of oxidative stress status, glucoregulation, and inflammation. Dr. Blumberg also served as Assistant and then Associate Director of the HNRCA with administrative responsibilities for research program planning and assessment, as well as direction of the core service divisions of Biostatistics, Comparative Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Nutrition Evaluation, Nutrition Information, and Scientific Computing.

Dr. Blumberg has published over 400 scientific articles and has served on many editorial boards of peer-review journals. He was the recipient of the ASN Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health (2016) and the Outstanding Investigator Award from the ASN Vitamins and Minerals Research Interest Section (2018). He is cited in Thomson Reuters List of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (2015) and by Mendeley Data as among the top 1% of published authors in nutrition and dietetics (2020). He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association.

Dr Blumberg participates in activities relevant to the incorporation of sound nutrition science into public health policy, including service on the Sports Medicine Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee, WHO/FAO Consultation on Preparation and Use of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines; Food Advisory Committee of the FDA; and the WHO Expert Consultation on the Development of Nutrition Guidelines for the Elderly.