Larry Kelly, Ph.D.
Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia
Dr. Vasilios Frankos is one of the country’s foremost authorities on dietary supplements and exemplifies Herbalife’s commitment to providing science-based nutritional supplements of the highest quality available in the marketplace.
Frankos retired from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he served as the director, division of dietary supplements programs, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), at the Food and Drug Administration.
He was the lead scientist for dietary supplements for the FDA and was responsible for the full implementation of the DSHEA Act of 1994 to ensure the safety and truthful labeling of dietary supplements and supported legislative compliance, enforcement and public affairs initiatives. He directed and coordinated policy and administrative activities within the division, and advised on policy and management issues on dietary supplement programs, new dietary ingredient safety assessments, good manufacturing practice, adverse reaction monitoring, and related activities pertaining to dietary supplements.
Before becoming the Director of DDSP Frankos also served as Special Assistant for Dietary Supplement Science Review providing toxicological and pharmacological evaluation of data used to assess the risks posed by dietary supplement products, Staff Science Advisor in the Office of the Commissioner, and as a Senior Toxicologist in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Before joining the FDA, Frankos was a principal with ENVIRON for over 18 years, providing consultation on FDA and EPA product registration and the toxicological and pharmacological evaluation of data used to assess the risks posed by foods and food additives, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, pesticides, and environmental and occupational exposures.
Frankos has presented on FDA policies on dozens of occasions and has authored numerous papers on dietary supplements and various food and drug products. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from University of Maryland Pharmacy School; an M.S. in molecular biology and a B.A. in biology from University of Maryland.