With many years of clinical research and management experience in his repertoire, Mark Dreher, Ph.D., founded Nutrition Science Solutions in 2009. Dr. Mark Dreher's company provides strategic nutrition and clinical science consulting and aims to help clients with the process of clinical research, the preparation of scientific articles and reviews, the resolution of technical challenges in nutrition, and the management of research projects. Dr. Mark Dreher's career has encompassed various spheres of clinical research, scientific discovery, and project management. He began his career in 1979 at McGaw Laboratories as a researcher. In 1983, Dr. Dreher became the Principal Research Scientist at Frito-Lay, and by 1991 had become the Senior Nutrition Scientist for M&M/Mars. After working for Nabisco from 1993 to 1998, Mark Dreher, Ph.D., acquired a position as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Vice President of Mead Johnson Nutritionals. As a member of the research and development leadership team, Dr. Dreher was responsible for global regulatory affairs, nutrition science, analytical chemistry, technology licensing, and product safety. He was involved in a research project on oligosaccharides for infant health and immunity, and managed multiple international crisis teams for infant formulae labeling and safety. In 2002, Mark Dreher, Ph.D., joined McNeil Nutritionals, a Johnson & Johnson company, as Vice President and head of Research and Development. Dr. Dreher oversaw medical research, discovery, regulatory affairs, and product development. He led several clinical studies, including a study involving the use of soluble dietary fibers for weight loss products. He also presided over the expansion of the Research and Development department, as well as product development for various nutritional products. Dr. Mark Dreher holds a Master of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and is affiliated with numerous organizations, including the Almond Board of California, the Avocado Nutrition Center, the American Society of Nutrition, and the American Heart Association.

Work experience

Work experience
2009 - Present

President & CEO

Nutrition Science Solutions, LLC
2002 - 2005

Vice President, R&D

McNeil Nutritionals LLC (Johnson & Johnson)
1998 - 2002

Vice President, Science & Regulatory

Mead Johnson Nutritionals
1991 - 1998


1991 - 1993

Senior Nutrition Scientist

1983 - 1991

Principal Research Scientist



1976 - 1979


University of Arizona
1974 - 1976


University of Arizona
1969 - 1974