Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FISSN is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Her research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function. She is an active researcher in the field of sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both healthy and clinical populations. Some of her primary work has focused on high-intensity interval training, beta-alanine, and creatine supplemenation. Dr. Smith-Ryan contributes to the current body of scientific literature through her many peer-reviewed manuscripts, scholastic books/ chapters, and international/national presentations. She is also heavily involved with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.