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Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.D.N. Associate Professor, Program Coordinator - Nutritional Sciences


Nutritional Sciences

Research Interest

Dr. Wilson is primarily involved in conducting basic nutrition research with the use of animal rodent models of disease in the areas of: (1) diet and drug effects on blood cholesterol levels and the development of cardiovascular disease, (2) diet effects on antioxidant status and the development oxidative stress, (3) bioavailability and mechanisms of action of micronutrients and herbal supplements as they relate to disease development and prevention, (4) diet, drug and supplement effects on the development of osteoporosis, postmenopausal status, and hormone replacement therapy, (5) diet, drug, and supplement effects on inflammation and disease prevention, and (6) diet, drug, and supplement effects on the prevention and treatment of obesity. Dr. Wilson currently teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Health Sciences where the topics include: (1) introductory and advanced human nutrition, (2) obesity and weight control and diseases, (3) clinical and medical nutrition, and (4) lipid biochemistry

Research Interests and Collaborations

Educational Background

Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 1993-95
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 1992
M.P.H., Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1989
B.S., Medical Technology, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA 1987