William Evans, PhD
Scientific Collaborator
William J. Evans, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Geriatrics Program at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. From 2014 - 2016 he was the President of the Muscle and Health Division at KineMed, Inc and from 2009-2014 he was a Vice President and Head of the Muscle Metabolism Discovery Performance Unit at GlaxoSmithKline a group dedicated to developing new medicines to treat muscle wasting, frailty, and sarcopenia. From 1997 – 2009 he was the Warmack Chair of Nutritional Longevity and director of the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Exercise Laboratory in the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. From 1993 to 1997 he was the director of the Noll Physiological Research Center at Penn State and from 1982 to 1993 he served as the Chief of the Human Physiology Lab at the U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, The American College of Nutrition, and an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 publications in scientific journals with an H-index of 100. His research has examined the functional and metabolic consequences of physical activity in elderly people as well as dietary protein needs of older men and women. He is the author of Biomarkers (Simon & Schuster) and AstroFit (Simon & Schuster, 2002). His studies have demonstrated the ability of older men and women to improve strength, fitness, and health through exercise, even into the 10th decade of life. His work has been featured on CBS evening news, 20/20, Good Morning America, NOVA, the New York Times, and a variety of media outlets. In 2005, he was invited to testify before the Senate Special Com. on Aging on strategies to save Medicare through prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging.