Dr. Tonya Orchard, Human Nutrition


Dr. Tonya Orchard

Dr. Tonya Orchard is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition at the Ohio State University. She is a Buckeye through and through, completing her B.S. in Medical Dietetics, her M.S. in Human Nutrition and her Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Nutrition Program, all at OSU. Prior to completing her doctoral degree, Tonya worked for over 20 years as a clinical and consulting dietitian. She has been the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at OSU since she joined the Human Nutrition faculty in 2013. Her research focuses on dietary components that decrease chronic inflammation, with a special interest in the relationship of dietary fats to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and in dietary interventions to reduce side effects of cancer treatment. Tonya lives with her husband and enjoys walking, cooking, gardening and biking. She has three grown children.