Holly McClung, MS, RD, LDN

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Holly McClung

Nutritional Physiologist

Dept of Army, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Ms. McClung is a Nutritional Physiologist for the Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA. Ms. McClung has worked at USARIEM for over fifteen years conducting research for the Warfighter. She is a principle investigator focused on designing and implementing experimental human physiology research to quantify and model individualized energy and nutritional needs of modern Warfighters. Her recent work focus is physiologically and psychologically characterizing the unique cohort of elite female warfighters with successful graduation from physically demanding trainings recently opened to females in 2015. She continues to concentrate on personalized metabolic monitoring and modeling through the development and integration of novel technologies and tools aimed to optimize warfighter performance in diverse operational environments. Ms. McClung has published more than forty-five peer-reviewed publications and holds two patents on a novel, low-cost and hands-free metabolic sensor intended for personal use. This novel sensor device, the CO2/O2 Breath Respirator Analyzer (COBRA) was the recipient of the Research and Development (R&D) Top 100 Inventions in 2017 at the R&D 100 Annual Conference.
Ms. McClung received her Master of Science Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Afterwards, Ms. McClung obtained her certification as a Registered Dietitian through course work at Cornell University and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She holds certifications as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine) and Adult Weight Management (Commission on Dietetic Registration).

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