Dr. Jeff Volek, Phd, RD, is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health. He received a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in exercise physiology, and Doctorate in kinesiology and nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.
For the last two decades, Dr. Volek has conducted cutting edge research focused on how humans adapt to carbohydrate restricted diets, with additional focus on clinical and performance applications of nutritional ketosis. His scholarly work includes more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books, including a New York Times Best Seller, and he has provided more than 200 lectures at scientific and industry conferences around the world.
He is also a registered dietician and professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University, with work contributing to the research of ketones and the ketogenic diet.