David M. Murray, Ph.D., Acting Director of ODS

David M. Murray, Ph.D., has served as Acting Director of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) since January 1, 2023. Dr. Murray already serves as Associate Director for Prevention and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) since joining the NIH on September 23, 2012. Dr. Murray previously worked with ODS Director Dr. Paul Coates to oversee the office’s activities from 2012 to 2020, during which time ODS was a component within ODP. You can learn more about Dr. Murray on the ODP website.

On June 1, Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D., Acting Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives announced the selection of Stefan M. Pasiakos, Ph.D., FACSM, as director of ODS. Dr. Pasiakos is currently a Research Physiologist and Chief of the Military Performance Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), where he leads a diverse research program and scientific team to develop evidence-based solutions to limit musculoskeletal injuries, accelerate return to duty, and optimize physical and behavioral performance in military training and operational environments. He will begin his new role as the ODS Director on July 16, 2023.