Prof. Eric S. Rawson, PhD


Eric S. Rawson is Chair and Professor of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Dr. Rawson received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he studied under the direction of Dr. Priscilla Clarkson.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Rawson’s research has focused on the interactions between nutrition and skeletal muscle. In particular, Dr. Rawson has studied the effects of the dietary supplement creatine on muscle and brain function.

Dr. Rawson has delivered more than 170 professional presentations, is co-editor of the text Nutrition for Elite Athletes, co-author of the text Nutrition for Health Fitness and Sport, and has authored/co-authored numerous articles and book chapters.

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