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.