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Expert in Energy Metabolism & Regulation, Nutrition Biochemistry

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North Carolina (NC)
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Summary of Expertise:

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MINERAL METABOLISM. Expert has expertise in mineral absorption, metabolism, and related interactions. She is particularly interested in the non-hematological functions of iron, the role of zinc in bone metabolism, mineral-vitamin A interactions, absorption of minerals, and the role of minerals in immune response. She is currently studying mineral-vitamin A interactions.

HUMAN GROWTH; INFANT GROWTH. Dr. Narins has conducted extensive research on the patterns of growth during infancy (birth to age 2), the factors that affect growth, and the effect of the early growth pattern on growth in early childhood (ages 2 to 5).

IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA. Dr. Narins' work on growth includes a study of pediatric antecedents of adolescent and adult obesity. Through her work on obesity and iron intake, Dr. Narins has become very interested in the effect that attitudes and beliefs have on intake, including the quantity and type of food.

NUTRITION. Dr. Narins has also conducted research with the elderly to determine the role of nutrition in keeping them healthier, longer. The aspects of elderly nutrition that she is most knowledgeable include trace mineral (zinc) metabolism, energy, taste, drug-nutrient interactions, and attitudes. She is also very knowledgeable of methods of assessing body composition and foodborne disease. She has an excellent grasp of general nutrition.


human growth


infant growth


iron-deficiency anemia




mineral metabolism




nutritional anemia


energy metabolism



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  and Greenville, South Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   PhD   Nutritional Biochemistry   MIT  
1958   BS   Physiology   Northwestern University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1998 to


(Undisclosed University)



Independent Consultant


1998 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Nutrition and Food Science


Adjunct Professor


1991 to 1998


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Nutrition and Food Science


Professor and Chair


1984 to 1991


Chicago Medical School


Department of Physiology and Biophysics




1984 to 1991


Northern Illinois University


Department of Human and Family Resources




1980 to 1992


Curriculum Innovations/General Learning



Nutrition Editor


1977 to


(Undisclosed University)



Visiting Lecturer


Career Accomplishments:

Dr. Narins is a member of several professional associations, including the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technology (where she serves as Food Science Communicator), and the AAAS.

Professional Appointments

She is a reviewer for five journals, including Nutrition Research, the Journal of Nutrition, and Food Technology. She was the Visiting Scientist in 1985 for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Bloomfield College, New Jersey.

Publications and Patents Summary

Dr. Narins has authored or co-authored many technical publications, abstracts, book reviews, and materials on nutritional information for non-professionals/employees. She has presented over 175 speeches and lectures to professional and general audiences, with appearances on public radio and television.

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   She reads French.


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