Substantiation Sciences is a forward leaning company with over 50 years of combined industry experience. Substantiation Services was formed in order to help food, beverage, dietary supplement and over-the- counter companies achieve robust product success with minimal stress.
Dr. Susan Hewlings is co-founder of Substantiation Sciences. She specializes in substantiation from study design to publication. She has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has published in multiple peer reviewed journals as well as trade publications. She received her PhD in nutrition from the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University. She received her BS in nutrition and her MS in exercise physiology, also from Florida State. She is a professor at Central Michigan University. She is a Registered Dietitian, medical writer and a nutrition consultant. She was formerly an assistant professor at The University of Central Florida College of Medicine where she was responsible for integrating nutrition into a new medical school curriculum. For 9 years before that, she was an assistant professor Tenured in the Department of Integrative Health Sciences at Stetson University. Susan completed a fellowship studying protein and fat metabolism at The University of Texas Medical Branch/Shriners Burn Institute. She is the author of Nutrition: Real People, Real Choices. Dr. Hewlings is founder and director of The A.R.F. Shack non-profit animal rescue. She is currently living with her 6 dogs in the Florida Keys. She is also a competitive ultrarunner and adventure racer.
Dr. Kalman has been involved in over 200 clinical trials and projects within the pharmaceutical, medical and nutrition fields. He has published over 75 abstracts and more than 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Kalman has also published over five academic text books, all which include aspects and discussions of substantiation. He is also a Co-Editor of one journal (JISSN) and on the Editorial Board of three Scientific Journals.
Dr. Kalman has served as an Expert and Fact Witness along with being a contracted Expert for various law firms for cases involving nutrition, sports nutrition, dietary supplements, claims substantiation, clinical trials, clinical trials conduct, nutritional product assessment, Patent and Intellectual Property-related works and more. Dr. Kalman has testified in Federal and State Courts, to US Regulatory Department Agencies, provided Expert Reports and Guidance and has worked with the US National and International law firms.
Dr. Kalman is an Adjunct Professor in the Robert Stempel School of Public Health at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida. Dr. Kalman runs the Sports Nutrition program for the Athletics Department at FIU (a D-1 school with 18 teams). In addition, Dr. Kalman is a mentor within the Honors College at FIU. He has been the Nutrition Program Consultant for IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida and is currently serving as the sports nutritionist for a professional combat team based in South Florida. In addition, he is a consultant to the Coral Springs Aquatic Center (Elite and Olympic Training Center) and a Performance Nutrition Consultant to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for Player Development Program.
He has taught at New York University, C.W. Post-Long Island University and Florida Atlantic University.
WHAT WE DO
Substantiation Sciences is a multi-functional action-oriented dynamic company that specializes in supportive services for companies and others that operate in the Food, Nutrition, Dietary Supplement, Medical Device, Over-the- Counter, Beverage and related industries.