Dr. Shawn Talbott received dual Bachelor's degrees in Sports Medicine (B.S.) and Fitness Management (B.A.) from Marietta College, his Master's degree (M.S.) in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. Dr. Talbott has also undertaken post-graduate studies in Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Business as part of MIT's curriculum with the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) and the highly selective, 3-year Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP).
His research is primarily focused on metabolism, weight loss, sports nutrition, and human performance with a particular emphasis on developing interventions to improve Vigor—a three-tiered mood state characterized by physical energy, mental acuity, and emotional well-being.
Dr. Talbott is the recipient of a dozen competitive research awards and has published over 200 articles on nutrition, health and fitness. He has served as a nutrition consultant and educator for elite-level athletes in a variety of sports including professional triathletes, members of the Utah Jazz (NBA basketball), the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, and the Performance Enhancement Team (PET) for the United States Track and Field Association, and the United States Olympic Training Centers. He was invited by Michelle Obama to be part of her Let's Move! campaign and was invited to meet with medical producers for The Dr. Oz Show about his new book about Vigor.