Margaret Slavin, PhD, RD
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Dr. Margaret Slavin, R.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and is an affiliate of the Krasnow Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Maryland, College Park as a Flagship Fellow, and her B.S. in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. She performed her coordinated clinical nutrition internship in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center system to become a Registered Dietitian. Before coming to Mason, Dr. Slavin also served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Institute of Food and Nutraceutical Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Dr. Slavin's research investigates the minor chemical components of food via analytical chemistry techniques, and their health promoting bioactivity via tissue culture assays. Her current interests involve the effect of food phytochemicals on inflammation and chronic disease, and how food processing might alter the levels and bioactivity of these chemicals.