Patrick Wilson is an assistant professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed post-doctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Wilson has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. He has spent hundreds of hours studying how dietary and psychological factors impact gut function and symptomology in exercisers and athletes, and his work has been featured in numerous national media outlets. Wilson is also a credentialed registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.