Nutritional Genomics Senior Specialist, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences

Colleen Draper

Colleen Fogarty Draper, MS RD, is a Registered Dietitian and scientific researcher at Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, currently pursuing her PhD in nutritional life sciences and metabolomics at Leiden University.

Colleen has spent the last decade and a half in personalized nutrition research and integration into practice and biotechnology directing nutritional genomics clinical research and commercial nutritional genomics product design. She is presently enjoying bringing her depth of experience to nutrition and metabolism research at the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Colleen is currently focused on using novel research designs and approaches to data analysis to characterize the metabolic health of women; examining the kinetic metabolome response to an “ultra-healthy” vegan diet challenge; creating information systems for dietary capture and analysis; and collaborating with Lean Cuisine and Nestle’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost to develop a personalized nutrition program for women. She is passionate about developing novel research translatable to practice and has a long -standing interest in optimizing nutrition therapies for health and longevity.