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Dr. Crowe is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Alabama. She received her PhD in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Maine where she held a graduate fellowship with the National Science Foundation. Prior to returning to academia, Kristi spent several years in the food industry working in food product development and in the Test Kitchens of Southern Living magazine where she ran the Food for Today campaign working with major food labels including Hellman’s®, Riviana®, Campbell’s®, and the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. As a food chemist and dietitian, she focuses her research on three distinct areas within bioactive food compound research - retention of bioactive food compounds in food systems influenced by environmental contaminants and food processing, the impact of dietary phytochemical intake, specifically flavonoids, on oxidative and inflammatory stress, and analytical method development for detection of phytochemicals in biological samples. As a result of this body of research, she has recently co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Functional Foods (in press, August 2013). Dr. Crowe holds service positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library and is an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists where she serves as a Food Science Ambassador and Media Spokesperson.