Lisa A. Spence, Ph.D., R.D.
is principal scientist at Tate & Lyle, Global Nutrition, Innovation
and Commercial Development, manages preclinical and clinical research to
further build the science foundation for the nutrition and health benefits of
Tate & Lyle’s ingredients while also providing educational materials to
various audiences including health professionals, academia, industry,
government, and media. Dr.
Spence joined Tate & Lyle in May 2012 with several years of experience
directing nutrition research at the National Dairy Council and the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics. During her tenure
at the National Dairy Council, she directed the Nutrition Research program with
responsibility for managing dairy farmer funded research and dissemination of
scientific findings. While at the Academy
of Nutrition and Dietetics, she directed practice based nutrition/dietetic
research and managed strategic planning for a member based committee and
advisory group. Dr. Spence has published original research and reviews on
calcium, dairy, bone health, and weight management. She has served on the United States
Department of Agriculture’s review panels for human nutrition and obesity and childhood
obesity prevention and participated in several professional organizations. She earned
a Ph.D. and M.S. from Purdue University in Nutrition Science studying the
effect of soy protein/phytoestrogens on calcium and bone metabolism for her
dissertation and the effect of magnesium on diabetes for her M.S. thesis along
with earning her R.D. credentials.