Cynthia Thomson PhD, RD

Professor and Director, Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
Dr. Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD is a Professor in the College of Public Health and holds joint appointments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences & the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Thomson received her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona and completed NCI-sponsored post-doctoral training at the Arizona Cancer Center with a focus on diet and cancer prevention. As a cancer prevention scientist and co-lead of the UACC Cancer Prevention and Control, her research emphases include lifestyle interventions in cancer survivors, as well as behavioral interventions for weight control and metabolic regulation. She serves as the Director of the Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a center whose mission is to support a healthier Tucson community. She is also the Director of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine), a direct service program for the public, funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services, to support smoking cessation and chronic disease risk reduction.
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, 1998
MS, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, 1987
BS, Family & Consumer Resources, West Virginia University, 1980