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Stephen A. Wise, Ph.D. – Scientific Consultant (contractor)


Stephen A. Wise, Ph.D., joined the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) in January 2016 as a Scientific Consultant. He supports the ODS Dietary Supplement Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program.

Dr. Wise had a 40-year career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he was involved in the development of analytical methods and Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for determining trace organic constituents in environmental, clinical, food, and dietary supplement matrices.  His recent focus has been on the development of methods and SRMs for determination of vitamins and nutrients in food and dietary supplements, and vitamin metabolites and nutritional markers in serum for human nutritional assessment. From 2005 to 2012, Dr. Wise was Chief of the NIST Analytical Chemistry Division; from 2002 until his retirement from NIST, he was responsible for annual interagency agreements between NIST and ODS for the development of measurement methods and reference materials for dietary supplements and for nutritional assessment markers in human serum and food.

Dr. Wise received a B.A. in Chemistry from Weber State University and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Arizona State University.

Dr. Wise received the 2015 Hillebrand Prize from the Chemical Society of Washington, the 2014 Reference Material Achievement Award from the Technical Division on Reference Materials of AOAC International, the 2008 Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award, the 2006 Harvey W. Wiley Award from AOAC International, the 2001 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Research Award of the International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and the 1989 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award. In 2013, he was selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He is an editor of the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, topical editor for analytical separation techniques for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and serves on the editorial board of Accreditation and Quality Assurance. He was president of the International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds from 2003 to 2005, and served as chair of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in 1996.