1) Credentialed Since: 1994
2) Area(s) of Practice: Research, Sports Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Education
3) Website/Social Media Links:
The International Society of Sports Nutrition, the only academic-oriented non-profit society dedicated to furthering research and knowledge about sports nutrition around the globe.
– In addition, I would love to share one my proud accomplishments, the first National Library of Medicine approved indexed Journal – Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, an open-access (no fee to read or download peer-reviewed articles) journal .
4) Brief professional bio:
Douglas S. Kalman PhD, RD, CCRC, FACN, FISSN – Dr. Kalman has been involved in over 200 clinical trials and projects within the pharmaceutical, medical and exercise – nutrition fields. He has published over 75 abstracts and more than 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is also a Co-Editor of one journal (JISSN) and on the Editorial Board of three Scientific Journals.
Dr. Kalman received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, Masters Degree from Hunter College – City University of New York and Doctorate in exercise and nutritional biochemistry (Health Research) from Touro University International. He is an Active Member and or Spokesperson with many organizations (ISSN, NSCA, APS, ACSM, etc.) and a co-founder of The International Society of Sports Nutrition.
He has worked with Olympic Athlete’s (Nagano, Japan, Salt Lake City, UT, Torino, Italy and England and the most recent 2016 Rio games) for Winter and Summer sports, professional athletes (i.e., MLB, NFL, NBA), musicians and music groups, combat sports (UFC-MMA), collegiate athletes and teams as well as Nike’s Elite Distance Racing Team (Oregon Project) and the general population. Dr. Kalman has edited four academic textbooks, contributed to more than five academic textbooks as well as two “popular press” books.
He has been interviewed on various media outlets such as NBC, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, CNN, Discovery Channel plus others along with a host of radio shows.
Dr. Kalman is an Adjunct Professor in the Robert Stempel School of Public Health at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida. He has been the Nutrition Program Consultant for IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida and is currently the Blackzilians Nutritionist and Physiologist (professional MMA team) in addition to serving as the Team Nutritionist for Coral Springs Aquatic Center and a nutrition consultant to the United States Tennis Association – Player Development Program (USTA).
He has taught at New York University, C.W. Post-Long Island University and Florida Atlantic University. In addition to the aforementioned, Dr. Kalman is the Sports Nutritionist for the FIU Athletic Department, a Division I competitor with 18 fielded teams.
5) What does ‘professional integrity’ mean to you?
Professional Integrity means doing what is best for the client or population without cutting corners nor compromising any supportive efforts to accomplish a goal. Professional Integrity also means doing the right thing for the person or people you are being of service to. Professional integrity means leading by example and having authentic motivations in helping others versus contrived or misguided reasons. Professional integrity means being ethical and knowing what your limits are.
6) What words of encouragement do you have for RDs-to-be looking to make a significant contribution to our profession?
For those who are on the path to come a RD, try as best as you can to go into your early school work with eyes wide open. There is a reason and a rationale for the wide variety of topics we are taught as basics of a nutrition career. Find your passion and never settle for being nothing short of the best you can be as a health professional.
As you grow through school and then into a career, consider the mission of any professional organization that you seek to join or align yourself with, ask does the organization conduct itself in such a way that helps it and its members accomplish the mission goals? Ask, does this organization have a voice for me and will it help further my earning power and career duration? Ask also how you can get involved to be part of the solution for what drove you to pursue a career in nutrition.
We extend our congratulations to Douglas and thank him for his many contributions to our profession.