Sabrina Sales Martinez, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Dietetics & Nutrition

Office: AHC5-329

Phone: 305-348-0364



Gut Microbiome, Diet & Nutrition, Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, and Health Disparities


Dr. Sabrina Sales Martinez is an assistant professor in the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition and a registered dietitian/nutritionist. She currently is teaching the Fundamentals of Food and Food Science courses at the undergraduate level and Nutritional Assessment at the graduate level. Dr. Sales Martinez is investigating how lifestyle factors such as diet and cardiometabolic risk factors in underrepresented groups living in South Florida may affect the intestinal microbiome, risks for chronic conditions, and health disparities. She is also an investigator with the FIU-Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI). She is an active member of the American Society for Nutrition.


The Dietetics and Nutrition Food Lab

Dr. Martinez oversees the Food Lab located in AHC-5 133, which includes seven fully equipped kitchens used to instruct courses such as FOS 3021 Fundamentals of Food and FOS 4041 Food Science. Sensory and objective evaluations take place in the food lab for experiments conducted within the courses. The food lab also provides composting materials to the FIU Organic Garden such as eggs shells and raw fruit and vegetable scraps.

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Florida International University, BS, MS, Ph.D.

Publications & Research

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