Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. is an associate professor in nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona with joint appointments in medicine and public health. She has been the principal investigator at the University of Arizona site for several diet-cancer grants, including the multi-center Women's Healthy Eating and Living Study, the Women's Intervention Nutrition Study and the Women's Health Initiative. She is currently conducting dietary intervention trials among cancer survivors focused on weight loss as well as metabolic outcomes. She has also received USDA funding to support a vegetable dose-response study targeting the health benefits of vegetable consumption among overweight women. Dr. Thomson is a registered dietitian with over 18 years of experience in oncology nutrition. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the area of diet and health, primarily focused in breast cancer and is a co-author of Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer. (American Cancer Society Products, Inc. 2004).
As a survivor of colon cancer, Dr. Thomson is particularly sensitive to the nutritional needs of women undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, as well as the longer term health conditions of cancer survivorship.