Abbie Smith-Ryan is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, since 2011. Her research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function. She is an active researcher in the field of metabolism, sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both healthy and clinical populations, leading projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and International and National industry sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Smith-Ryan contributes to the current body of scientific literature with over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts; a number of scholastic books and book chapters, and international/national presentations. She is actively involved in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition. She was recognized by the NSCA as the Nutrition Researcher of the Year (2013) and the Young Investigator of the Year (2015).