Kimber Stanhope, PhD, RD


Kimber Stanhope received a M.S. in Nutrition Science and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis, where she is currently an Associate Research Nutritional Biologist in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Dr. Stanhope is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the health effects of sugar consumption. She has devoted more than 16 years investigating the effects of sugar consumption on the development of metabolic disease, utilizing well-controlled diet intervention studies in human subjects. Dr. Stanhope is currently conducting her 4th NIH-funded investigation comparing the effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages with diets that promote or prevent weight gain. She has authored/coauthored over 20 research reports on the metabolic effects of sugar consumption, first-authored 10 review articles/book chapters and has made over forty invited presentations on the topic at national and international scientific conferences, forums and summits. She has discussed her research in more than 100 newspaper, magazine, radio, internet and television interviews including CBS 60 Minutes, CBC 5th Estate, CBS Newspath and ALJAZEERA AMERICA TechKnow. She is a member of the SugarScience ( faculty, and her videos produced by SugarScience have been posted on hundreds of internet sites and have been viewed over 200,000 times on YouTube. She works as a scientific expert with public health advocates in California, Washington DC and Mexico in their efforts to implement public health policies that will reduce added sugar consumption.  Dr. Stanhope is a recipient of an NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health career support award and is currently a UC Davis School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar in Women’s Health.