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.
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