ASN’s ‘Meet the Leader’ series debuts with a conversation between Dr. Apolzan and ASN’s Student and Early Career Representatives

ASN’s NEW Meet the Leader interview series shines a spotlight on our members who have excelled in their field. Each episode will correspond with a unique Research Interest Section (RIS) or Council. Leaders are asked questions about their areas of interest,  journey in their career, opinions on the future of the field, and offer their advice to the next generation of nutrition scientists on how to navigate and succeed in the challenges that await them. Following the interview, student and early career members that serve on leadership committees of ASN’s Groups Engaging Members (GEMs) interact with the leader during a Q&A portion. We are very pleased to present  our inaugural episode of Meet the Leader featuring ASN Member Dr. John Apolzan.

Dr. Apolzan has been an ASN member since 2003 and represents the society’s Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism RIS. Dr. Apolzan is a nutrition scientist at The Pennington Biomedical Research Center whose research interests involve overseeing and managing human clinical intervention trials examining nutritional, physical activity, and body weight outcomes across the lifespan. Watch the full interview and Q&A on YouTube. You can also listen to the interview on Apple Podcast or download and listen at your convenience via Hipcast.

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Want to get involved? 

If you are an ASN Member and would like to discuss leadership opportunities within the society and partake in the live Q&A portion of this interview series, please email ASN’s Membership and Engagement Specialist Mariah Bower at

Participation in the Meet the Leader Q&A is open to ASN student and early career members serving in a leadership capacity on a first come, first serve basis. Keep an eye out for emails from ASN about participation in the upcoming Meet the Leader live Q&A. Update your email preferences from ASN to stay up to date with all upcoming opportunities from ASN, relevant to your interests.

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