Tonya Orchard, PhD, MS, RD

Tonya Orchard


College of Education & Human Ecology


Human Sciences

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Hip Fractures ● Endometrial Cancer ● Inflammation ● Body Mass Index ● Osteoporotic Fractures ● Osteoporosis

Tonya Orchard, PhD, MS, RD, is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on dietary interventions to lessen chronic inflammation and chemotherapy side effects in breast cancer survivors.

One of her recent clinical studies revealed that better diet quality was associated with reduced inflammation in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Orchard has co-authored numerous articles in well-respected publications, including JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Office Location

325 Campbell Hall

1787 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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