Nutrition Experts

Anna E. Arthur

Assistant Professor
The Institute for Genomic Biology
United States of America


Dr. Anna Arthur is an Assistant Professor and Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar in Nutrition and Cancer within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois. She is also an Oncology Dietitian Nutritionist at Carle Cancer Center. Prior to joining the UIUC faculty and Carle Cancer Center Dr. Arthur earned a PhD and 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 Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program funded by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Arthur 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. She has also presented her research at many national and international scientific research conferences. The overarching objectives of Dr. Arthur's research are to 1) conduct epidemiological 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 epidemiological studies to clinical intervention trials that will have the potential to inform the development of new clinical nutrition recommendations for cancer patients and survivors.

Research Interest

Human Nutrition


  • Arthur AE, Peterson KE, Rozek LS, Taylor JM, Light E, Chepeha DB, Hébert JR, Terrell JE, Wolf GT, Duffy SA. Pretreatment dietary patterns, weight status, and prognosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Clin Nutr, 2013 Feb;97(2):360-368

  • Arthur AE, Peterson KE, Shen J, Djuric Z, Taylor JMG, Hebert JR, Duffy SA, Peterson LA, Bellile EL, Whitfield JR, Chepeha DB, Schipper MJ, Wolf GT, Rozek LS. Diet and proinflammatory cytokine levels in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer, 2014 Sep 1;120(17):2704-12.

  • Arthur AE, Bellile EL, Rozek LS, Paterson KE, Ren J, Harris E, Mueller C, Jolly S, Peterson LA, Wolf GT, Djuric Z. Pretreatment serum xanthophyll concentrations as predictors of head and neck cancer recurrence and survival. In press, Head and Neck, 2015

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