Allison Miner, EdD, MS, RDN

Allison Miner, in a white sweater with long brown hair, smiles out from her Mason portrait
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies

Contact Information
(703) 993-7322

Personal Websites


Dr. Allison Miner is a licensed dietitian and educator. Dr. Miner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She also provides medical nutrition therapy at the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA, Health Unit). At the TSA she moderates a virtual weekly weight loss support group which is available to its 68,000+ employees. Miner is a member of the International WELL Building Institute, Nourishment Advisory Board which provides a roadmap for creating and certifying spaces that advance human health and well-being. Miner blogs on a variety of health and food topics on her website She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and master’s degree in international nutrition from the University of Maryland as well as a doctorate in education from Morgan State University. Her specialty is obesity and cardiovascular diseases, and her interests include urban gardening, using social media for weight loss advice, exercise, and her new grandson. She is very active in her community of Alexandria, Virginia where she serves on the Alexandria Public Health Commission. Miner is presently writing a book on weight loss strategies relevant to African American women.

Research Interests

  • Obesity in the African American female population,
  • Cardiovascular health, and
  • Food systems and the urban environment.

Select Publications

  • Miner, A., & Jackson, R. (1995). Assessment of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in a Central and South American Sample Living in Washington, D.C. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 95(9). doi:10.1016/s0002-8223(95)00666-4

  • Gill, R., Jackson, R. T., Duane, M., Miner, A., & Khan, S. A. (2017, August 5). Comparison of Metabolic Syndrome Indicators in Two Samples of Central and South Americans Living in the Washington, D.C. Area in 1993-1994 and 2008-2009: Secular Changes in Metabolic Syndrome in Hispanics. Retrieved April 14, 2020, from

Memberships and Affiliations


  • Doctor of Education, Community College Leadership, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland (May, 2014)
  • Master of Science, International Nutrition, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (May, 1995)
  • Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, University of Maryland (May, 1992)