About Us

121 Davis Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 781-835-9222

Who Are We? Supplement Safety Solutions

Stephen Schmitz, MD, MPH

For over 15 years, he has worked full-time in drug safety and clinical development for several leading biotech and medical imaging companies in the Boston area, and for a contract research organization (CRO). He is on the editorial board of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and has served as the medical monitor for a variety of drug and medical device studies. He consults with leading dietary supplement companies in safety and risk assessment. 

He believes that the dietary supplement industry must significantly enhance their approach to product safety in order to protect itself from misguided calls for regulation of supplements like drugs.  He believes that borrowing from selected best practices in drug safety, taken from the pharma industry, will help supplement manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to product safety, thereby protecting product safety and the product brand.  





Hector L. Lopez Jr., M.D., CSCS, FAAPMR

Hector L. Lopez Jr., M.D., CSCS, FAAPMR is the Co-founder of Supplement Safety Solutions. He is board certified in physical medicine and has a uniquely diverse background in clinical research, sports performance enhancement and as co-founder and director of 3 private practice integrative spine & sports medicine facilities. He is the Chief Medical Officer of a Clinical Research Organization (The Center for Applied Health Sciences), and has extensive experience with medical monitoring of studies involving drugs, biologics and dietary supplements.

Dr. Hector L. Lopez Jr. is a key author on numerous expert documents published by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has presented internationally on various topics within sports nutrition and on seamlessly integrating medicine with exercise, fitness and nutrition. Dr. Lopez is a highly regarded consultant to the dietary supplement industry.