Chief Science Officer
Dr. Shawn Talbott is responsible for Amare’s research, development, and product strategy. Shawn’s unique ability to explain complex terminology in simple terms helps people understand the science behind new and existing products. Dr. Shawn leads all aspects of the development of new product formulations and specifications, as well as clinical and experimental research, product claims substantiation, and technical support. His 20+ years of experience developing nutritional products that have generated over $1 Billion in sales has all lead to him finding his true passion at Amare – using his skills & experience to help people feel better through improved mental wellness and psychological vigor (mental acuity, physical energy, and emotional well-being).
Dr. Shawn Talbott received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Sports Medicine (B.S.) and Fitness Management (B.A.) from Marietta College, his Master’s degree (M.S.) in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. He is also a Diplomate of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Sports Nutrition program, and has completed a wide range of entrepreneurship studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program (EMP), the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), and the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) in Management, Innovation, and Technology.
He has served as a nutrition educator for elite-level athletes in a variety of sports. As an athlete himself, Dr. Shawn has competed at the national and international level in rowing, cycling, and triathlons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Institute of Stress (AIS). Dr. Talbott’s recent educational projects include two academic textbooks, an award-winning documentary film, and several best-selling books that have been translated into multiple languages. His work to educate people about nutrition and health has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, the TED stage, and the White House.