Cynthia A. Thompson, PhD, RD

Professor, Director of The Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Director of The Arizona Smokers' Helpline


Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health


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. Her research emphasis includes dietary intervention in breast and ovarian cancer survivors, as well as behavioral interventions for weight control and metabolic regulation. She serves as the Director of the Canyon Ranch Center of 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 as well as the Director of The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine), a direct service program for the public to support smoking cessation and chronic disease risk reduction.

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Cynthia A. Thompson, PhD, RD