Trans Fat Update: Free Webinar
Thursday, February 25, 11:30 ET
Presented by Kristi M. Crowe-White, Ph.D., RD
University of Alabama
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Kristi Crowe-White, Ph.D., RD is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Maine where she held a graduate fellowship with the National Science Foundation. Her dietetic training was completed at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where she developed key collaborations in clinical nutrition research.
As a food chemist and dietitian, her research focuses on the impact of bioactive food compounds on reducing oxidative and inflammatory stress as mechanisms underpinning cardio-metabolic diseases. Her current research is funded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Heart Association. As a junior faculty, she has authored three peer-reviewed manuscripts per year since her hire in 2010 and has received external grant funding totaling over half a million dollars. As a result of this body of research, she has co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Functional Foods. She holds service and leadership positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists where she serves as a Food Science Ambassador and Media Spokesperson. In addition to external service, she is the chair of the University of Alabama’s Institutional Biological Safety Committee and the academic advisor of the Food Science Club.
She actively engages students in research through graduate and undergraduate research mentorship as well as through classroom instruction in food science and functional foods. As a female scientist in a STEM discipline, she believes training students on the influence of food-first interventions to reduce cardio-metabolic disease risk is paramount to reducing the burden of these diseases on future generations.
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