About Quentin Nichols

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  • 2023 - Present

    Research and Data Analyst

    -Collect and analyze data sets collected from wellness technology, including fitness equipment, heart rate monitors, and wearable devices.
    -Provide periodic feedback to end-users and stakeholders on the quality and integrity of data obtained from wellness technology.
    -Work with the Engineering department to extract and process information to find patterns and trends, using MySQL, Python, or R to analyze data.
    -Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) on wellness topic; include assisting in the aggregation of wellness-oriented research, focusing on summarizing and communicating scientific evidence on a range of topics, including nutrition, exercise physiology, mindfulness practices, biomarkers, and wearable devices.

  • 2020 - 2023
    Virginia Tech

    Graduate Research Assistant, Volpe Lab

    -Principle Investigator: Dr. Stella L. Volpe.
    -The lab’s research focus is on obesity, micronutrients, energy metabolism, substrate utilization and sports nutrition.
    -Published: one original research article, one book chapter, two abstracts. I have two additional first author publications in progress.
    -I wrote a grant and was awarded a Tonal machine from the Tonal Strength Institute.
    -Assisted in writing grants and was listed as co-investigator: Tonal, NASA, USDA.

  • 2020 - 2023
    Virginia Tech

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    -Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Kevin Davy.
    -The course is Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise 3034: Methods of Human Health Assessment.
    -The class is an evidence-based practice in areas of human health assessments.
    -Taught undergraduates how to use, compare and analyze various assessment methods (e.g. VO2max, ECG, RMR).

  • 2020 - 2022

    Researcher and Science Writer

    -Find, review, summarize, & communicate the scientific evidence on pressing topics in wellness.
    -Assist in the aggregation of wellness-oriented research, focusing on summarizing and communicating scientific evidence on a range of topics (nutrition, exercise physiology, mindfulness, biomarkers, and wearable devices).
    -Supporting programs, and expanding a knowledge library to be accessed by Sensei Guides, practitioners and guests/members.

  • 2019 - 2020

    Wellness Guide and Nutritionist

    -Created, Updated, and managed a wellness knowledge base.
    -Provided research summaries on relevant peer-reviewed papers.
    -Created & updated SOPs in regards to my role as a Wellness Guide and Nutritionist.
    -Created a personalized itinerary that will support guests in their lifestyle goals.
    -Conducted one-on-one health coaching and nutrition sessions with guests.

  • 2014 - 2019
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Sports Nutritionist - Men’s Ice Hockey Team

    -Applied sport science strategies to support high-performance athletes.
    -Collected, analyzed and interpreted data to address specific to the needs of athletes.
    -Planned and implemented short and long term plans for athletes.
    -Collected and updated data on athlete’s progressions.