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Tonya Orchard, PhD, RD, LD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition
Department of Human Nutrition
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Tonya Orchard completed her undergraduate training in Medical Dietetics, her Master’s degree in Human Ecology, Specialization in Human Nutrition, and her doctorate in Human Nutrition, all at The Ohio State University. Her doctoral research focused on self-reported dietary intake of fatty acids, red blood cell (RBC) levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and fracture risk in the Women’s Health Initiative, research which was subsequently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, American Society of Nutrition, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Her ongoing research interests include further exploration of genetic interactions that might modify the relationship of omega-3 to fractures using Women’s Health Initiative data as well as other nutritional components that impact inflammation and musculoskeletal disease.