Richard Kreider's Portrait

Richard Kreider


College of Education & Human Development


Richard Kreider conducts research on nutrition and exercise, specifically the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, performance, and/or health disparities/equity.

He has published 6 books, 215 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 457 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 13,500 times in the literature (h-index 61, i10-index 141).

Kreider serves as professor and executive director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M. He also is a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.

He has over 30 years of administrative experience and under his leadership, the department has experienced extraordinary growth, development, improved teaching and research facilities, enhanced scholarly productivity, improvement in national rankings, and international impact.

Kreider has received over $24 million as a PI, Co-PI and/or consultant in internal and/or external funding.

He also has received the NSCA Nutrition Achievement Award (2010), Global Health & Pharma Sport & Nutrition Award (2017), and the ISSN Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) among other awards. He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences internationally and serves as a scientific expert consultant for industry and national professional organizations.