Phillip W. Harvey PhD, RD, CNS, FACN, FISSN


Dr. Phillip W. Harvey is an Adjunct Faculty member of Sonoran University of Health Sciences.  He is the Owner and Principal of Harvey Nutraceutical Consulting, an elite consulting company specializing in dietary supplements, CBD, food and cosmetics product innovation, development, regulatory compliance, quality systems and education.  Dr. Harvey has been involved in the nutraceutical industry and academic community over 40 years.  He has held Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) positions at Max One Nutrition and Life Force International.  Prior to his C-suite executive industry positions, he was the founding CSO for the Natural Products Association.  For over four decades he has held academic and researcher appointments at the following universities; University of Maryland Global Campus, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Southern California University of Health Sciences, University of New Haven Graduate Program in Human Nutrition, San Diego State University, California State University, Long Beach, and University of Phoenix.  He is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist and elected Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and Fellow of the International Society for Sports Nutrition.  His career research interests have been with nutraceuticals and trace minerals in sports performance, health and wellness and has published in leading scientific journals and presented extensively at educational and scientific meetings.    Dr. Harvey resides in San Diego and is a master’s swimmer, avid surfer for over 50 years and enjoys many outdoor fitness and endurance sports.



California State University, Northridge (B.A., Biology, Minor in Chemistry)

University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health (M.S.P.H., Nutritional Sciences)

Colorado State University (Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry)

University of California, Los Angeles Department of Medicine and Molecular Biology Institute (Postdoctoral Fellowship)


Classes Teaching:

NUTB 5550 New Product Development and Manufacturing



Escalante, G., Alencar, M., Haddock, B., Harvey, P.  The effects of eight weeks of phosphatidic acid, leucine, beta-hydroxy-butyrate, and vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure, triglycerides, and total cholesterol in resistance trained males.  Progress in Nutrition.  Progress in Nutrition. 2019;21(2):157-164.

Escalante, G., Alencar, M., Haddock, B., Harvey, P.  The effects of phosphatidic acid supplementation on strength, body composition, muscular endurance, power, agility, and vertical jump in resistance trained men.  J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2016 Jun 2;13:24.

Najm, W.I., Reinsch, S., Hoehler, F.K., Tobis, J.S. and Harvey, P.W.  S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) versus celecoxib for the treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms:  A double-blind cross-over trial.  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 5:6, 2004.

Harvey, P.W.  Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements.  Business Briefing:  Food Technology, June 2002, 76-80.

Delaney, P. M., Tobias, G.S., and Harvey, P.W.  A novel instructional technique used with chiropractic students in neuroscience and human physiology courses.  Journal of Chiropractic Education 8, 149-157, 1995.

Harvey, P.W.  The treatment of obesity.  Journal of Chiropractic 24, 34-65, 1987.

Young, N.L., Harvey, P.W., and Elovson, J.E.  Radioimmunoassay of rat apolipoprotein B peptides in lipoproteins and tissues.  Analytical Biochemistry 162, 311-318, 1987. 

Harvey, P.W. and Allen, K.G.D.  Lipoproteins and liver lipids in copper deficient rats.  Nutrition Research 5, 511-526, 1985.

Harvey, P.W., Hunsaker, H.A., and Allen, K.G.D.  Dietary L-histidine induced hypercholesterolemia and hypocupremia in the rat.  Journal of Nutrition 111, 639-647, 1981.

Harvey, P.W., and Allen, K.G.D.  Decreased plasma lecithin:  cholesterol acyltransferase activity in copper deficient rats.  Journal of Nutrition 111, 1855-1858, 1981.

Harvey, P.W., Valentine, J.L. and Swendseid, M.E.  Zinc, iron, copper, and magnesium concentrations in tissues of rats fed various amounts of zinc.  Clinical Chemistry 23, 1834-1937, 1977.


Selected Presentations (Last Decade):

Harvey, P.W.  Phosphatidic Acid: Role in Strength and Body Composition.  Presented at the 2019 Annual Nutrition Seminar: Sports Nutrition.  Department of State Hospitals – Patton, Patton, CA, March 20, 2019.

Harvey, P.W.  The Role of Nitric Oxide in Sports Nutrition.  Presented at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting (IFT18), Chicago, IL, July 17, 2018.

Escalante G, Segura LE, Morones DG, Montes E, Montes C, Gutierrez J, Harvey P.  The effects of phosphatidic acid vs. MaxxTOR® on strength and power on recreationally trained males.  Presented at the Southwest Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Costa Mesa, CA, October 15-16, 2015.

Montes E, Morones DG, Montes C, Segura LE, Gutierrez J, Escalante G, Harvey P.  The effects of MaxxTOR utilized in conjunction with resistance training on fitness levels and cardiovascular risk factors in women.  Presented at the Southwest Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Costa Mesa, CA, October 15-16, 2015.

 Harvey, P.W.  Sports Nutrition – Insights and Challenges in Research & Development.  Keynote Speaker, Presented at the Pacific Technology Exchange Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 2012.



Professional Associations:

American College of Sports Medicine

American College of Nutrition

American Society of Nutrition (Emeritus)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formally American Dietetic Association)

International Society of Sports Nutrition

Institute of Food Technologists