WHOOP Announces Scientific Advisory Council to Advance Its Mission to Unlock Human Performance | Business

WHOOP Announces Scientific Advisory Council to Advance Its Mission to Unlock Human Performance |  Business

BOSTON–( BUSINESS WIRE )–24. October 2022–

WHOOP, the company for human performance, today announced the launch of the WHOOP Scientific Advisory Council to improve health research, influence product and feature innovations, and contribute to the overall member experience. The Scientific Advisory Council will also leverage its diverse expertise to develop new benefits for WHOOP Unite, a comprehensive solution dedicated to supporting organizations across a wide range of industries with coaching, insights and health programs.

“Everything we do at WHOOP is rooted in science, and we’re excited to partner with leading scientists and physicians to advance the knowledge of our community,” said Kristen Holmes, VP of Performance Science, WHOOP. “The Scientific Advisory Council will provide strategic input to help our team create better health and performance outcomes for everyday members and WHOOP Unite customers.”

The WHOOP Scientific Advisory Council is comprised of physicians, wellness practitioners, and health technology experts who have a passion for advancing human performance through technology. Their areas of focus with WHOOP include women’s health and female physiology, mental health and stress, sleep and circadian rhythms, behavioral science, functional medicine and nutrition, recovery and cardiovascular health. In addition to influencing product and feature updates, the Scientific Advisory Council will use WHOOP as a data collection method in relevant studies and contribute content to support the brand’s in-app digital coaching platform.

“As a WHOOP member, I have experienced the health benefits of the technology firsthand. It is also clear, based on quality research, that WHOOP can improve our understanding of the human body, mental and physical health and performance,” said Dr. Andrew Huberman, PhD, a neuroscience professor and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. I am honored to join the Scientific Advisory Council and collaborate with other leaders to advance the WHOOP mission of unlocking human performance.”

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In addition to this initial group of experts, WHOOP will continue to add new members to its Scientific Advisory Council to expand the brand’s investment in health, wellness and human performance.

Meet the WHOOP Scientific Advisory Council:

  • Dr. Andrew Huberman, PhD – Dr. Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made a number of important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviours, skills and cognitive function.
  • Dr. Allison Brager, PhD – Dr. Brager is a neurobiologist with expertise in behavioral genetics, sleep, and biological rhythms for the US Army as Deputy Commandant of the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. She is passionate about discovering new factors that promote resilience in extreme environments. Dr. Brager also serves on the NCAA’s Mental Health and Sleep Task Force, contributing to the first edition of the NCAA Student-Athlete Mental Health Handbook
  • Dr. Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG – Dr. Shepherd is a renowned OB/GYN and women’s health expert. She is the Chief Medical Officer of Verywell Health, founder and CEO of Sanctum Med + Wellness, and affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In her Dallas practice, she works with a team of therapists, yoga instructors, Ayurvedic wellness coaches, nutritionists, exercise specialists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to women’s health.
  • Dr. Stacy Sims, MSC, PHD – Dr. Sims is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutritionist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women by implementing practical, science-based routines and behaviors. She has led research programs at Stanford, AUT University and the University of Waikato, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women.
  • Dr. Samer Hattar, PhD – Dr. Hattar is a senior researcher and head of the section on light and circadian rhythms at the National Institute of Mental Health. His research focuses on light effects on circadian rhythms, sleep, mood and learning. Dr. Hattar also investigates how intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) detect light and transmit light information to the brain to regulate physiology and behavior.
  • Dr. Gina Merchant, PhD – Dr. Merchant is a behavioral scientist whose expertise is at the intersection of psychology, computer science, and design for behavior change. She has extensive experience with digital health design, remote monitoring, wearables and health coaching. She has expertise in chronic disease prevention, cardiometabolic health and a range of research methodologies.
  • Dr. Hazel Wallace, MD – Dr. Wallace is a UK-based physician, nutritionist and qualified personal trainer with a focus on women’s health. Her work aims to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle.
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WHOOP, the human performance company, offers a wearable health and fitness coach to help people achieve their goals. WHOOP membership provides best-in-class wearable technology, helpful feedback and recommendations for recovery, sleep, exercise and health. WHOOP serves professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, managers, fitness enthusiasts, military personnel, frontline workers and anyone looking to improve performance. WHOOP Unite is a comprehensive solution dedicated to supporting organizations across a wide range of industries with coaching, insight and health programs. Studies show that WHOOP can positively change behavior, increase sleep and improve physiological biomarkers. Founded in 2012, WHOOP is based in Boston and has raised more than $400 million in venture capital. The latest round of funding made WHOOP the world’s most valuable standalone wearable company. Visit whoop.com for more information and connect with WHOOP on Instagram, TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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