Completing the health assessments allows us to
understand how food influences health, better tailor nutritional recommendations,
find qualified pets for enrollment in studies, and give you personalized feedback.
3. Enroll in a study
We need pets for clinical studies, ask your pet if they want to help
advance science for any of these studies:
The roles of our fresh food in health maintenance and disease prevention.
Roles of diet and microbiome in the prevention of dilated cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers — see eligibility rules.
Why you should enroll in a study
1. Free microbiome testing kit
2. Free personalized health report
3. Advance the science of pet health
How to get involved
Interested in joining a study? Email
and we'll let you know about enrollment opportunites.
The Nom Nom R&D team is constantly discovering scientific
facts and interesting insights about our pets. Check out
our blog to see what we're
Dr. Shmalberg is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, a clinical
associate professor at a leading veterinary college, and Nom Nom’s
Chief Nutrition Officer. He guides Nom Nom in all recipe
formulation and advises on pet nutrition.
Dr. Ryan Honaker
Dr. Ryan Honaker is the Director of Microbiology at Nom Nom. He is an
expert in microbiome manipulation, infection therapeutics, and microbial
community profiling, with a Ph.D from the University of Colorado, Denver,
and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
at Stanford University.
Dr. Aashish Jha
Aashish is passionate about integrating data science and genomics to address
pressing challenges in medicine and biology, including the gut microbiome and
its effect on health. He received his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology
from UC Berkeley in 2007, Ph.D. in Human Genetics from The University of
Chicago in 2015, and completed his postdoctoral research at Stanford University.
Dr. Boo Boo Tanprasertsuk
Boo Boo received his PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition at Tufts
University where his research focused on the relationship between nutrition
and cognitive health in older adults. At Nom Nom, he is very excited to
expand the scope of the investigation to dogs and cats, including nutrition's
roles in health maintenance and disease prevention.
Dr. Joe Driscoll
Joe earned his PhD in neuroscience at the University of
California at Berkeley studying the influence of stress on
addiction circuits and worked in the pharmaceutical industry
working in drugs discovery developing novel therapeutics for
neurobehavioral disorders. At Nom Nom, Joe is a Data Scientist
driving analysis on pet food nutrition, supplements and health.
LeeAnn received her BA in Molecular Biology from Washington
University in St. Louis and her MSc in Neuroscience from
Stanford University, where she studied risk factors for
depression in adolescents. She uses statistical and machine
learning approaches to uncover insights about Nom Nom pets.
Dr. Kelly Swanson
Science Advisory Board
Kraft Heinz Company Endowed Professor in Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Kelly Swanson is an expert in companion animal nutrition, nutrigenomics
and microbiomics, and his research is focused on the effects of nutritional
intervention on health outcomes, identifying mechanisms by which nutrients
impact gastrointestinal microbiota, host gene expression, and host
Dr. Jan Suchodolski
Science Advisory Board
Jan Suchodolski serves as Associate Professor and Associate Director of the
GI Lab at Texas A&M University, where he is studying the effects of
therapeutic (diet and pro- and prebiotics) interventions on the dog and cat
metagenome and metabolome, including bile acid metabolism, for diagnostic and
therapeutic application in animals with intestinal disease.