John Ivy, PhD

John IvyDr. John Ivy is the Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.  He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, and trained in physiology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine as an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow.  He served on the faculty at the University of Texas for 31 years and as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for 13 years.

Dr. Ivy is the author of over 170 scientific papers, numerous book chapters and four books on sports nutrition including the very popular Nutrient Timing, which has been published in 4 languages.  His research has pioneered our understanding of muscle metabolism and how nutritional supplementation can improve exercise performance, recovery and training adaptation. His research has also focused on the effects of exercise and nutrition on muscle glucose transport and insulin resistance, and how appropriate levels of physical activity and diet can prevent type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases.

Dr. Ivy has consulted with numerous food and supplement companies on product development and the science of sports nutrition.  He is currently Chief Scientific Officer for Neogenis Sports, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for EAS, and consultant to General Mills. He has also worked with many elite athletes to improve and integrate their training and nutrition plans.

Dr. Ivy is a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, and the American College of Sports Medicine and a recipient of the College’s Citation Award.  He is also a member of the American Physiological Society, American College of Nutrition and the College and Professional Sports Dietetics Association.