Dr. Elizabeth A Smith, RD, LDN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth A Smith, RD, LDN
(615) 898-5853
(615) 898-5130
Room 102, Ellington Human Sciences Building (EHS)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Ohio State University (2017)
  • MS, Central Michigan University (1992)
  • BS, Purdue University (1985)

Areas of Expertise

  • Educating low-resourced audiences such as those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance.
  • Pediatric nutrition and school based education including Policy, System, and Environment Change.
  • Assessment of fruit and vegetable intake using quantitative measures.


Dr. Smith has published in the area of Supplemental Nutrition Program Management, the role of access and education in fruit and vegetable consumption in Head Start families, and has written 4-H curriculums, curriculum for military families, curriculum for heart health, and various blogs.

Currently, she is involved in research projects that include carotenoid levels as they relate to fruit and vegetable intake, and food insecurity and quality on a regional college campus.


Dr. Smith currently teaches the following courses

  • NFS 4300 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • NFS 4310 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • NFS 4305 - Coaching and Counseling
  • NFS 3260 - Community Nutrition
  • NFS 6600 - Nutrition and Obesity: A Multidisciplinary Examination of Weight Issues