Kevin Comerford, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
California Dairy Research Foundation
IMGC Team: Scientific Advisory Committee
Dr. Comerford joined the IMGC Scientific Advisory Committee in 2019. In his current role as Chief Science Officer for the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), Dr. Comerford co-manages the IMGC’s administration and has co-hosted seven IMGC Annual Symposia since 2012. He earned his doctoral degree in Nutritional Biology from the University of California Davis with an emphasis in Endocrinology. Dr. Comerford completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California Davis Medical Center and became a lecturer in Nutrition and Metabolism at University of California Davis. He has coordinated multiple human clinical trials in nutrition, and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Advances in Nutrition, Nutrients, Metabolism, Obesity, and The Journal of Nutrition. His publications include titles such as “Gene–Dairy Food Interactions and Health Outcomes: A Review of Nutrigenetic Studies”, “Dairy Foods and Dairy Proteins in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence” and “Whey Protein Supplementation Does Not Alter Plasma Branched-Chained Amino Acid Profiles but Results in Unique Metabolomics Patterns in Obese Women Enrolled in an 8-Week Weight Loss Trial”. At CDRF, he manages a portfolio of research and education projects focused on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and human health. In addition to his work with CDRF, he is also a Food and Nutrition Consultant for FoodMinds LLC and has consulted for over twenty-five different food and nutrition companies/organizations including the National Dairy Council, US Dairy Export Council, and the IMGC.