1998 Fairhaven College BA, Multicultural Health Advocacy
2006 Tufts University, School of Medicine MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2006 Tufts University, School of Nutrition MS, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Nutrition (Minor in Epidemiology)
Dr. Slining’s research focuses on the determinants and consequences of overweight in early life. Her current research examines trends and patterns of child diet and how they relate to childhood obesity. Dr. Slining is presently involved in a number of methodological studies aimed at improving our measurement of the US food supply. Other interests include understanding how early life physical growth affects adult health and disease in a developing country context and understanding how infant physical size relates to gross motor development in the US. Dr. Slining has a background in US food policy and has collaborated with academic researchers and policy makers on a series of publications examining US State regulations related to feeding, activity and obesity prevention in child care settings. She is currently a member of The American Society of Nutrition and is the Chair Elect of the Epidemiology Interest Section of The Obesity Society.
NUTR 240 Introduction to Human Nutrition