About Dr. Wilson

Dr. Patrick Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Old Dominion University, where he directs the Human Performance Laboratory. He earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Minnesota State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota. He also completed a 10-month dietetic internship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and received post-doctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a credentialed Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Wilson has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. He has spent hundreds of hours studying how dietary and psychological factors impact gut function and symptomology in exercisers and athletes, and he has been interviewed for his expertise by numerous national media outlets, including the New York Times, Outside Online, the Globe and Mail, and Runner’s World.

To keep up with Dr. Wilson’s research and his insights on nutrition, exercise, health and the gut (as well as see the occasional picture of his cat Vernon), check out his Twitter account.