Lisa Minaieva

Lisa Minaieva

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lisa is an undergraduate sophomore majoring in Nutrition on the Health and Society track at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. She obtained an Associate in Science degree from Wake Technical Community College during her time in high school. She currently works as a research assistant in the nutrition department of toxicology on a project researching how traces of arsenic in diet impact diabetes development in humans. Additionally, Lisa is beginning to research ultra-processed foods, their classifications within the NOVA system, and their outcomes on health. Her research interests include the impacts of food policy, marketing, and culture on diet and eating habits.

My “go-to” comfort food is… my mom’s chicken noodle soup with Ukrainian dumplings.

My favorite food for summer is… a strawberry spinach salad with feta cheese, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette.

When I’m in a time crunch, I love to make… oatmeal with frozen berries.