Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN

Oncology Medical Writer

Suzanne Dixon combines her training in nutrition and epidemiology with her passion for helping those affected by mesothelioma. She turns complex medical science into essential cancer patient resources.

About Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN

  • Registered & Licensed Dietitian

  • 2017 National Cancer Policy Forum, Washington D.C.

  • 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology, Obesity and Energy Balance Working Group

  • 2016 Institute of Medicine Workshop, Nutrition Care in Outpatient Oncology

Fast Facts
  • Cancer patient educator and passionate advocate for nearly two decades

  • Delivered more than 200 invited and submission-accepted lectures on cancer, nutrition, epidemiology and public health to academic, professional, patient and consumer audiences

  • Designed and taught medical, nursing and public health school coursework

  • Created cancer patient education resources acclaimed by The New York Times and Time Magazine

Suzanne is a registered dietitian, epidemiologist and experienced medical writer.

She passionately believes knowledge is power. When facing a mesothelioma diagnosis, all patients and their loved ones deserve the support and resources needed to make the best medical care and mesothelioma treatment choices.

In addition to managing the outpatient oncology and HIV/AIDS nutrition programs at the University of Michigan Health System, she helped thousands of people make optimal nutrition and complementary medicine a part of their health care and disease management plans.

Suzanne has volunteered with professional oncology organizations, including the National Cancer Policy Forum, Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Society for Clinical Oncology, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

She loves translating complex medical science into valuable mesothelioma cancer resources for patients and their caregivers. The New York Times and Time Magazine also have reviewed her cancer patient resources.

Suzanne has co-authored medical and nutrition journal articles and book chapters, and contributed to numerous cancer-focused print and online patient publications.

Publications Suzanne has authored and co-authored include:

  • Trujillo, E.B., Dixon, S. W., Claghorn, K., Levin R.M., Mills, J.B., Spees, C.K. (2018). Closing the Gap in Nutrition Care at Outpatient Cancer Centers: Ongoing Initiatives of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118, 749-60.
  • Ligibel, J.A., Alfano, C.M., Hershman, D.L., Merrill, J.K., Basen-Engquist, K., Bloomgarden, Z.T., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Dixon, S., Hassink, S.G., Jakicic, J.M., Morton, J.M., Okwuosa, T.M., Powell-Wiley, T.M., Rothberg, A.E., Stephens, M., Streett, S.E., Wild, R.A., Westman, E.A., Williams, R.J., Wollins, D.S., Hudis, C.A. (2017). American Society of Clinical Oncology Summit on Addressing Obesity Through Multidisciplinary Provider Collaboration: Key Findings and Recommendations for Action. Obesity (Silver Spring)., 25 Suppl 2:S34-S39. doi: 10.1002/oby.21987
  • Dixon S.W. Part Two of a Two-Part Series: Unconventional Diets in Cancer Care. Today’s Dietitian. 2016; 18(12):42.
  • Dixon S.W. Part One of a Two-Part Series: Combatting Cancer Malnutrition. Today’s Dietitian. 2016; 18(11):42.
  • Dixon S.W. The Role of RDs in Guiding Healthful Nutrition and Lifestyle Choices for Women with BRCA1 and 2 Mutations. Today’s Dietitian. 2016 (Online CE Course).
  • Dixon, S.W. (2012). Nutrition in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 28, 75-84.

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