Our latest Distinguished Dietitian honoree is Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN
Credentialed Dietitian Since: 1998
Area(s) of Practice:
- Cancer epidemiology
- Functional medicine
- Health and medical writing
- Health behavior change for chronic disease prevention and management
- Public health
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Brief professional bio:
Suzanne Dixon, a registered dietitian and epidemiologist, is best known as the creator of an award-winning cancer nutrition website, which was acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine.
She has received numerous awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is Past Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Suzanne managed the Outpatient Oncology Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Nutrition Care Programs at the University of Michigan Health System, and has served as an appointed member to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
She was recently appointed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Obesity and Energy Balance Work Group, and helped organize and raise funds for the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group sponsored Institute of Medicine workshop on Assessing Nutrition Care in Outpatient Oncology.
Suzanne has authored journal articles, textbook chapters, and consumer health publications, and has developed and taught medical, nursing, public health, and complementary medicine coursework. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
What does ‘professional integrity’ mean to you?
Removing your own professional, educational, and personal biases from how you educate others on the connection between nutrition and health.
What words of encouragement do you have for RDs-to-be looking to make a significant contribution to our profession?
Find your own unique way to make a lasting impact on the profession. Give back, volunteer, and help move us all forward!
We extend our congratulations to Suzanne and thank her for her many contributions to our profession.