We’ve brought together some of the best, brightest, and most passionate experts in sports nutrition to form the Clif Nutrition Advisory Council. We apply their sports and nutrition science expertise to support our commitment to providing sustainable, nutritious food for athletes and active people.
The Council informs our product innovation process with the latest in sports nutrition science, helping us deliver foods with nutrition that’s customized to take on a variety of different adventures. Together, our goal is to help educate sports nutrition professionals and active individuals on the important role of food in supporting healthy, active lifestyles.
We believe that crafting foods with purpose is key to inspiring healthy people’s adventures and to building a healthy food system. With that in mind, the Council is committed to developing and sharing science-based nutrition information that helps make good food choices nutritious and delicious.
Stephanie Howe Violett
Stephanie Howe Violett, PhD has a passion for movement, science, and nourishment that has catapulted her to the top of the ultra-running world. A former collegiate Nordic skier and cross-country runner, Dr. Howe Violett won her first ever attempt at the famed Western States 100. She has earned a doctorate in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Oregon State University, and competes as a Team CLIF athlete, holding several course records and podium finishes at some of the world’s most famous ultras.
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, FAND, is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She has provided nutrition consulting services to collegiate athletes for more than 25 years and currently volunteers with athletes at Hart County High School. Dr. Rosenbloom was editor-in-chief of two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals and is the assistant editor for the 6th edition, published in 2018. She was also editor of the online Sports Nutrition Care Manual from 2011-2015. She is a contributing sports nutrition editor for Nutrition Today and writes a monthly sports nutrition column for USA Swimming. She is co-author of the 2018 consumer book, Food & Fitness After 50 (with Bob Murray).
Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM is the managing principal of Sports Science Insights (SSI), LLC, a consulting group that specializes in exercise science and sports nutrition. Prior to starting SSI, Dr. Murray was the co-founder and director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute from 1985 to 2008. Dr. Murray’s research on how athletes respond to fluid, carbohydrate, and electrolyte ingestion has contributed to the broader understanding of how proper hydration and nutrition benefit sports performance and recovery.