Meghan Slining


Research Assistant Professor 

Curriculum Vitae 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


Carolina Population Center , 123 W. Franklin St 
Campus Box University Square, CB#8120 
Chapel Hill 27516 


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)

Research activities

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.

 Research Interests

  • Nutrition


NUTR 240  Introduction to Human Nutrition