Dr Alexander Schauss
Alexander Schauss, PhD, FACN, is the Senior Research Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research, and CEO at AIBMR Life Sciences, in Puyallup, Washington, USA.
He earned his undergraduate, graduate (summa cum laude), and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and, California Coast University in Santa Ana.
As lead scientist, Dr Schauss has been a part of the AIBMR Life Sciences team for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the wide-range of services provided by this internationally respected CRO and R&D firm which in recent years has worked on projects in over 40 countries.
Dr Schauss has held a number of academic positions, including Clinical Professor of Natural Products Research and Adjunct Research Professor of Botanical Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon; Senior Director of the Southwest College Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona; Associate Professor of Research at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona; Director, Institute for Biosocial Research, City University, Seattle; and, Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Bastyr University in Seattle.
He has been a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) Advisory Council (AMPAC); a member of the Ad Hoc Developmental Planning Committee of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS); a reviewer of botanical standards and information monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Convention (USP); and, a reviewer for the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements.
Dr Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 35 years. He is a Member of the American Society of Nutrition, the Society for Experimental Biology in Medicine, the Society for Food Science and Technology, the American College of Toxicology, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the American Chemical Society, International Society for Horticultural Science, African Medical Plants Standards Society, Society of Toxicology, and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (CEDS). He is an Emeritus Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, former Chairman of the Food Policy Council of the National Council for Public Health Policy, an Honorary Founding Member of the British Society of Nutritional Medicine, and Emeritus Executive Director of the American Preventive Medical Association.
In 2005, Dr Schauss received the Linus Pauling Lecture Award “for contributions to the medical sciences” from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine. In 1996 he was an official NGO member of the US FDA delegation to the Codex Meeting on Special Nutritionals held in Bonn, Germany.
Besides having chaired and served on numerous Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation expert panels, Dr Schauss has chaired the Safety Subcommittee of the Compliance and Labeling Integrity Committee (ComPLI) of the Natural Products Association since 1992, the nation’s largest natural products trade association, founded in 1935. ComPLI oversees the association’s GMP certification program and its TruLabel Program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding quality and purity standards for nutraceutical products sold by over 10,000 members of the association.
He is the author or co-author of 186 publications that have appeared in a diverse range of scientific journals and textbooks, From 1979 to 1992, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research. He is the author/co-author of 22 books in the field of nutrition, and has contributed 24 chapters to edited works, including numerous chapters in all three edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier Science).
Dr Alexander Schauss