Angela Slitt, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
  • Phone: STEEP Role: Co-lead, Project 3


Angela Slitt is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island.  She has twenty years’ experience as a toxicologist, specializing in mechanisms of liver injury and biliary excretion/transport, with numerous full-length publications in the area of toxicology.  Her research program also includes the study of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic disorders, hepatic transport processes, and toxicant excretion, and evaluation of plant and food-derived polyphenolic compounds for anti-inflammatory activity.  Her work has been published in journals, such as DiabetesAntioxidants and Redox SignalingFree Radicals Biology and Medicine, and PLOS One.   She currently holds NIH and USDA awards to study aspects of metabolic disease.  Dr. Slitt has numerous peer-reviewed publications, currently serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, and serves on the editorial boards of various journals, such as Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology.  She is also active in the Society of Toxicology member, serving on the membership committee and Secretary/Treasurer for the Northeast Regional Society of Toxicology Chapter, and serves on various scientific expert review panels.  Lastly, Dr. Slitt is a passionate educator who is involved in toxicology teaching at the undergraduate level and has opened her laboratory at URI to allow successful summer research experiences for high school, undergraduate, and high school teachers.   She is excited to be part of the STEEP team.

Angela earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Connecticut completed an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.