Dr. Silver’s research targets dietary macronutrient interventions to improve weight, glucose control, inflammation, insulin resistance, body composition (muscle mass), and reduce risk for chronic disease. She is Director of the Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism Core where she has a team of research dietitians, nurses and exercise physiologists. She has published over 40 research articles and conducts workshops internationally on the role of nutrition and diet in insulin resistance. In addition she has provided leadership in a national malnutrition initiative. In the past, she convened two national issue panels on implementing the Dietary Reference Intakes in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs and provided public testimonies to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the expansion of Medical Nutrition Therapy benefits to older adults in post-acute care settings. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Silver has extensive clinical practice expertise in the provision of parenteral and enteral nutrition support, especially in the areas of trauma; critical care; short bowel syndrome, intestinal failure and intestinal transplant; malabsorption; eating disorders; oncology; and pre-gestational diabetes.