Faculty and Staff - Aleksandra S. Kristo, PhD.

Aleksandra S. Kristo, PhD


Building 74M, Rm A116
(805) 756-2618
Expertise: Nutrition and diet in prevention and management of cardiovascular disease 
Postdoctoral Training, Tufts University, JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Boston MA 2012 - 2013
PhD, Food and Nutrition Sciences, University of Maine Orono ME, 2012
MSc, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Maine Orono ME, 2008
BSc, Dietetics and Nutritional Science, Harokopio University, Athens Greece, 2004
Recent year teaching assignments
Nutrition, FSN 210
Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture, FSN 250
Maternal Child Nutrition, FSN 310
Senior Project, FSN 461
Research and professional interests
  • Phytochemicals and berry bioactive compounds, lipids and carbohydrates in cardiovascular disease: role, metabolism and molecular targets
  • Interplay between diet/dietary interventions and chronic disease risk factors
  • Nutritional status and education during adolescence and early adulthood in relation to chronic disease

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