Anna Arthur

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Anna Arthur is an assistant professor and Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar in nutrition and cancer within the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She is also an oncology dietitian nutritionist at Carle Cancer Center. Prior to joining Illinois and the Carle Cancer Center Dr. Arthur earned a PhD in nutritional sciences and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s R25 Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program funded by the National Cancer Institute. She has received several fellowships and awards for her research from organizations such as Susan G. Komen, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Arthur’s lab focuses on conducting translational research in the areas of nutrition and cancer epidemiology and survivorship. The overarching objectives of her research are to 1) conduct observational epidemiologic studies to determine how diet and nutritional status are associated with cancer outcomes such as recurrence, survival and quality of life, as well as with biomarkers of cancer progression and prognosis; 2) translate the findings of these observational studies to clinical intervention trials that will have the potential to inform the development of new clinical nutrition recommendations and medical nutrition therapies for cancer patients and survivors.