Sabrina Sales Martinez, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Dietetics & Nutrition

Office: AHC5-329

Phone: 305-348-0364



HIV and Nutrition


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 in the Food Lab. She has over 15 years of experience working in HIV-related research and working with the underserved populations of Miami-Dade County.  Dr. Martinez’s research seeks to better understand how obesity, inflammation and gut microbiota affect HIV disease progression and the possible mechanisms involved. 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.

Learn more about the Food Lab


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

Publications & Research

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