Joanne L. Slavin

Ph.D., RD, Professor

166 FSCN
1334 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 624 7234
  • Joanne is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and teaches Advanced Human Nutrition.
  • With the help of current and former graduate students (n=75), she has authored more than 300 scientific articles on dietary fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains, protein, snacking, and the role of diet in disease prevention.
  • Joanne was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC)
  • She is a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • Dr. Slavin has given more than 350 scientific presentations around the world
  • Dr. Slavin grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin which she still owns with her sisters
  • She has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Registered Dietitian (RDN)

Presentations in 2018

  • Nourishing the gut, North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND, March 2018
  • Nourishing the gut, Young Scientists Roundtable, Wayzata, MN, April 2018
  • Diet and the microbiome, Beach Bodies Scientific Advisory Council, Santa Monica, CA, April 2018
  • Effect of diet on the gut microbiome, American Oil Chemists Association (AOCS), Annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 2018
  • Health benefits of whole grain and dietary fiber, Carbohydrates and Health Meeting, ILSI Focal Point in China, Beijing, China, May 2018
  • Overview of dietary fiber: Importance, definition, measurement, 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2018, Fibre diversity in food, fermentation, and health, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2018
  • The new U.S. dietary fiber regulations and demonstrating the physiological benefits of fiber. IFT18 Symposium, Chicago, IL, July 2018
  • The effect of diet on the gut microbiome, 40 th National Nutrient Databank Conference, Advancing Food and Nutrient Databases through Partnerships and Technology, Minneapolis, MN, July 2018
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Development, impact, and updates. Shared the podium with Dr. Julie Hess, my former graduate student, The Inaugural Dairy Experience Forum, Mall of America, Radisson Blu, Bloomington, MN, July 2018
Joanne Slavin