Scientific Advisory Council

The purpose of the GoodSport™ Scientific Advisory Council is to ensure that our products, marketing communications and claims are based on the latest sports nutrition science. The Scientific Advisory Council guides our research efforts to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the impact our products have on athletic performance and keeps us informed about emerging science and technologies.

Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM is the Chief Hydration Officer and head of sports nutrition at GoodSport™ Nutrition. Dr. Murray is an internationally recognized expert in the field of sports nutrition and hydration. His research and publications on the hydration needs of athletes and the physiological and performance responses to fluid, electrolyte and carbohydrate ingestion have contributed to the recommendation that being well hydrated during exercise is essential in helping athletes and non-athletes alike get the most out of their bodies during physical activity.

Dr. Murray was the Co-Founder and Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute for over 20 years. He has served on the faculties of Boise State University (Associate Professor), Ohio State University (Lecturer), and Oswego State University (Assistant Professor and Men’s Swimming & Diving Coach). Dr. Murray received his PhD in exercise physiology from Ohio State University, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Kimberlee (K.J.) Burrington has been instrumental in the development of the GoodSport™ formulation and provides technical guidance regarding dairy chemistry and the role dairy plays in sports nutrition. K.J. is a certified Food Scientist and has a B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

K.J. has been the Dairy Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator at the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research since 1997. Using her 30+ years of experience in product development, she provides technical support for U.S. dairy processors and end users on dairy ingredient functionality and applications, specializing in beverages and yogurt. KJ speaks internationally providing technical instruction and support for international food companies through visits and seminars provided by the U.S. Dairy Export Council in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. KJ is a member of the Center of Excellence Committee for American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI).

Gregory D. Miller, Ph.D., M.A.C.N., is the Global Chief Science Officer for National Dairy Council, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. He is also Nutritional Security Sector Lead for the Global Dairy Platform and is recognized as a leading voice in the global food system. He is currently leading the effort to enhance dairy’s contributions toward a more sustainable food system by examining the intersection between nutrition, health, food insecurity, and environmental impact.

Dr. Miller graduated in 1978 from Michigan State University with a B.S. degree in Nutrition, in 1982 earned a M.S. and in 1986 a Ph.D. in Nutrition (Toxicology) from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Miller is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry and served on the editorial board of many other journals. He has served as President for the American College of Nutrition. He was a Member of the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Miller has presented more than 120 invited lectures and has published more than 160 research papers, reviews, articles, and abstracts. He has co-edited three books on diet, nutrition, and toxicology and contributed chapters to nine books.

W. Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, FAPS is the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance and Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kenney was awarded the prestigious Faculty Scholar Medal by Penn State for his research contributions and has published more than 230 journal articles and dozens of book chapters on the topic of human responses to exercise, heat and cold stress, and dehydration as well as the biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment. His research was continuously funded by NIH from 1986 through 2015, one of the longest-running R01 grants, and he continues to be funded by that organization.

Dr. Kenney is the primary author of Physiology of Sport and Exercise, a best-selling textbook in exercise physiology now in its 7th edition; it has now been translated into 12 languages. He served as President of the American College of Sports Medicine from 2003-04 and received the Citation Award from that organization in 2008. He is also a Fellow of the American Physiological Society (APS) and was presented with the Adolph Distinguished Lectureship Award by APS in 2017. Dr. Kenney was the former chair of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

Nailah Coleman, MD, FAAP, FACSM is a pediatric attending at Children’s National Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University, receiving a BS in Biology with a double major in International Studies and a minor in Italian. She also received her medical degree at Emory University in 2000. She completed a pediatric residency program at Children’s National Medical Center in 2003.

As a pediatrician working in four different hospital environments, Dr. Coleman had the opportunity to see children at different life stages and assess their growth and wellness. Appreciating the need to improve the health of the athletic and non-athletic student throughout their lifespan, Dr. Coleman completed a one-year fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. With sports medicine she extended her capacity to care for a patient beyond the walls of the hospital and clinic and onto the sports field and court, increasing her understanding of the importance of advocating for public health issues and improving systems-based care. Dr. Coleman is a board-certified pediatrician and sports medicine physician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.