Claudia Reidt, PhD
Claudia S. Riedt, Ph.D., is the Director of Nutrition Science, Regulatory Affairs, and Ingredient Technology at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS). In that role she is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, developing research strategies for nutrition, and developing the ingredient technology platform for beverage innovation.
Dr. Riedt received her Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from Rutgers University in 2005. Before joining DPS, Dr. Riedt worked at McNeil Nutritionals, LLC and at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in various functions in Nutrition and Skin Care sciences. She is currently vice-chair of the ILSI Food, Nutrition & Safety Program and actively involved in several ILSI technical committees. Dr. Riedt also ensures identification and participation in research and outreach externally through memberships with ASN, AND, and TOS.
Prior to her career in the U.S., Dr. Riedt received an engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing. FH) in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Applied Sciences in Sigmaringen, Germany. She lives in Frisco, TX, with her husband and two children.
Jason Wu, MSc, PhD
Senior Research Fellow at the Food Policy group at The George Institute
He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Western Australia, and completed his post-doctoral training at the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Jason’s research focuses on tackling poor diet-related disease burden through 1) monitoring key dimensions of the food environment related to health, and explore the effectiveness of policy interventions to improve population diet quality, and 2) investigating nutritional and molecular factors for cardio-metabolic diseases prevention, particular interests include dietary fats and utilizing novel biomarkers for determining nutritional status and vascular disease risk.