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Melissa M. Phillips

Melissa's interests are in the development of new analytical methods for the determination of marker compounds and vitamins in dietary supplements and foods, as well as improving the measurement capabilities of the dietary supplement and food communities. Melissa's employment at NIST began as a postdoctoral associate with the measurement of organic acids, anthocyanidins, and flavonols in a suite of Vaccinium berry SRMs (cranberry, blueberry, and bilberry). Melissa has also been heavily involved in the development of methods and measurement of water-soluble vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, choline, and carnitine) in numerous food SRMs.  Melissa was a co-coordinator for the former Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) from 2009 to 2017.  She is currently a co-coordinator of the Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program (HAMQAP) and also the food and nutrition SRM program.  From November 2016 through June 2017, Melissa was detailed to the Office of Reference Materials.

Membership and Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), 2004-present
  • ACS Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry, 2009-present
  • Fellow of AOAC International
  • AOAC International Official Methods Board, 2016-present
  • AOAC Technical Programming Council, 2016-present
  • AOAC International, 2008-present
  • AOAC International Technical Division on Reference Materials, 2011-present
    - Membership Chair & Newsletter Editor, 2014-2017
  • AOAC International Editorial Board, 2014-present
  • AOAC International Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, 2010-present
  • Washington Chromatography Discussion Group, 2008-present
    - Secretary, 2009-2015
  • General Chapters Chemical Analysis Expert Committee, United States Pharmacopeia, 2010-present
    - Subcommittee on Dietary Supplements, 2010-2015
    - Expert Panel on Elemental Impurities, 2010-2015

Publications

Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program: Exercise O Final Report

Author(s)
Charles A. Barber, Melissa M. Phillips, Catherine A. Rimmer, Laura J. Wood, Maria R. Ale, Stephen E. Long, Elizabeth Mudge, Shannon L. Whitehead
The NIST Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) was established in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of

Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program: Exercise 2 Final Report

Author(s)
Charles A. Barber, Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, Carolyn Q. Burdette, Johanna Camara, Stephen E. Long, Melissa M. Phillips, Benjamin J. Place, Catherine A. Rimmer, Laura J. Wood, Lee L. Yu
The NIST Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program (HAMQAP) was launched in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of

Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program: Exercise 1 Final Report

Author(s)
Charles A. Barber, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, Carolyn Q. Burdette, Johanna Camara, Stephen E. Long, Jacolin A. Murray, Melissa M. Phillips, Benjamin J. Place, Catherine A. Rimmer, Laura J. Wood, Susan Tai, Siva K. Chinthalapati, Lee L. Yu
The NIST Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program (HAMQAP) was launched in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of
Created October 9, 2019