Losing the confidence of supplement consumers - The burden of poor reputation
Dr. Duffy MacKay, Elaine Watson
Dr. Duffy MacKay
vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Dr. MacKay is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and was a co-owner and practitioner in a family-owned New Hampshire complementary and alternative medicine private practice for seven years. In addition to his hands-on experience as a practitioner in the field of integrative medicine, he spent eight years working as a medical consultant for two companies in the dietary supplement industry, including four years as an executive with Nordic Naturals, where he was in charge of clinical research. He previously served as Technical Advisor for Thorne Research. Dr. MacKay has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the Editorial Board of two peer-reviewed publications: the clinical journal Alternative Medicine Review and the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Natural Medicine Journal. Dr. MacKay earned his B.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his N.D. from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. MacKay is licensed in the state of New Hampshire.
Elaine Watson is a new addition to the editorial team at NutraIngredients-USA.com and FoodNavigator-USA.com. An award-winning journalist, Elaine has been writing about the food and nutrition industry for more than 10 years for a range of print and online busines-to-business publications including The Grocer, Food Manufacture and Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition. Elaine recently moved from the UK to the US and now lives and works in Miamisburg,Ohio.