About Quentin Nichols
2020 - Present
Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
I am a PhD candidate with a concentration in Clinical Physiology and Metabolism in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech.
2012 - 2013
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2006 - 2007
San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
2023 - Present
-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
-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
-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
-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
-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
-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.