Scott J. Montain

Scott Monatin

Title

Distinguished Alumnus

Biography

Scott J. Montain, Ph.D., FASCM

Chief, Military Nutrition Division U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick, MA 01760-500

Scott J. Montain, Ph.D. ’91, is a supervisory research physiologist and chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, Massachusetts. USARIEM is internationally recognized as the Department of Defense’s premier laboratory for warfighter health and performance research. The institute focuses on environmental medicine, physiology, physical and cognitive performance, and nutrition research.

Montain’s research addresses nutritional and environmental factors influencing human exercise performance. Specifically, he studies fluid and nutrient requirements of military personnel, thermoregulatory and nutritional stressors during military operations, physiological modeling, and interventions to improve soldier resilience to operational stress.  Dr. Montain has published more than 170 peer-review journal papers, book chapters, or reports on these topics. He has also been awarded four U.S. patents.

Montain obtained his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from The University of Texas at Austin. He was a captain in the U.S. Army at USARIEM from 1991-1997. Since leaving active duty, Montain has continued government service as a civilian scientist at USARIEM. 

Montain has received the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Physiological Society and the American Society for Nutrition. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Highlights

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology and Health Education-Exercise Physiology 1991; Edward Coyle, Advisor
  • Internationally Recognized Scholar in Field of Military Nutrition and Hydration
  • Co-authored Position Stands on Hydration for National Athletic Trainer’s Association and American College of Sports Medicine
  • Chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts
  • Recipient of the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service