Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D.
Creator and Director
In 1982, Andrea Rosanoff received her Ph.D. degree in Nutrition with a minerals focus from the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1985, Dr. Andrea Rosanoff was invited to give a short commentary upon an environmental technology proposal that included magnesium. To prepare, she went to the library to learn what she could about magnesium and was surprised to find research that linked nutritional magnesium both clinically and in population studies to heart disease -- the largest killer in her country, the United States. These were links she had not learned about during her graduate education which specialized in the nutritional minerals. Her interest piqued, Dr. Rosanoff kept reading about magnesium every chance she got at her jobs as Senior Chemical Information Specialist at Dialog Information Services and as Information Analyst at Chevron Research & Technology Corporation. At both jobs she became adept at online searching of the peer reviewed scientific literature, a skill which serves her well today as an Independent Scholar with expertise in Nutritional Magnesium.
By the late 1990’s, Dr. Rosanoff ‘s “hobby” evolved into co-authorship with Dr. Mildred Seelig in the writing of “The Magnesium Factor”, a book on magnesium and heart disease, and from there to original research and publication in scientific journals. In 2005, Dr. Rosanoff formed the Center for Magnesium Education & Research, LLC, and this organization went non-profit in 2020 as CMER Center for Magnesium Education & Research. The center conducts research into all aspects of nutritional magnesium and attempts to inform the world of their findings.