Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D.
Keynote Speaker     Consultant     Author

Hello and welcome to Dr. Martina Cartwright's website.  
  Research, education, public speaking and writing are among her passions.
 As a scientist and dietitian, Martina educates both medical peers and the public
on many facets of nutritional science.


Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D. is one of America's leading nutritional scientists, graduating with degrees from both the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has studied many facets of nutritional science for over 25 years, and regularly serves as a consultant to  patients and medical professionals.

Dr. Cartwright's approach to nutritional science is unique and unmatched among her peers, in that she integrates her expertise as a Basic Scientist, Clinician, Researcher and Author to create nutrition consultations that comprehensively address the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual aspects that drive nutrition decisions. Whether her client is a child struggling with weight issues, an older adult with a nutrition-sensitive disease, or a nurse or physician looking to improve nutrition care of their critically ill patients, Martina strives to improve their nutrition wellness through diverse strategies that empower enduring change.

Dr. Cartwright has a knack for easily communicating the complex science behind the practical nutritional strategies she recommends, so that it's easy for everyone to understand. Her engaging presentations and one-on-one consultations address all aspects of nutrition decision making. Patients, students, peers and media seek her advice on a number of nutrition-related topics, ranging from habit change to critical illness. 

"Nutritional health involves physiological, psychological, emotional, spiritual and financial aspects. All of these play a role in nutritional well-being. I use the latest science, coupled with individual needs to guide people on their journey towards optimal nutritional health. Communicating the 'scientific-why' behind nutritional decisions empowers individuals to make more healthful decisions based on their own unique set of circumstances."

"The science of nutrition is complex and ever changing. Plus, the availability of nutrition information is overwhelming. My ability to interpret, integrate and communicate the tsunami of nutrition information into practical easy-to-understand solutions is something I excel at and thoroughly enjoy."

Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D.

As one of the nation's leading nutritional scientists, Martina Cartwright PhD, RD focuses on the scientific aspects of a variety of nutritional topics, including habit loops and their impact on wellness behaviors; the impact of nutrition on immunity; body image development; metabolic disorders and critical illness.  Dr. Cartwright is regularly invited be the keynote speaker at medical conferences, serves as an expert to the medical industry, and is often published in respected medical journals.


Martina Cartwright is a registered dietitian (R.D.) with a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has 20 + years experience in medical education, scientific research and clinical practice in both the academic and pharmaceutical settings. Dr. Cartwright's nutrition education and clinical interests are intensive care medicine/surgery/trauma, eating disorders and cardiovascular/wellness however, she has published in peer-reviewed medical journals on topics such as developmental biology, genetics, sepsis, eating disorders and immunonutrition therapy. 

Earlier in her career, Martina served as a nutrition consultant to the Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas, and she was a nutritionist for the Las Vegas Canyon Ranch Spa. A contributor to articles featured in Redbook and Health, Martina continues to be a featured presenter at scientific-medical conferences and symposia. Among her passions are teaching, public speaking and working with critically ill children. She is the author/publisher of a children’s book entitled The Angel Academy: A Tale of Heavenly Spirits in Training.  Dr. Cartwright is an adjunct faculty member within the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona, and she works as an independent biomedical research/medical/regulatory affairs consultant and author in Scottsdale Arizona.

The Latest From Dr. Martina Cartwright:

UpStart:An Australian Magazine: A Plus Sized Revolution. An article by Julia Szuflak
Health2Fit Arizona.  Deadly workout: the potential dangers of CrossFit and other intense training
Psychology Today:  Does Grandma Have an Eating Disorder? Anorexia and bulimia on the rise in older adults.
The Globe & Mail: Banning child beauty pageants should be lauded, lamented.  By Sarah Hampson, award winning Canadian journalist, October 5, 2013
USA Today article: Could child beauty pageants be banned in the USA?  September 23, 2013

Interview with Larry Mantle, KPCC NPR Los Angeles  No tiaras for toddlers as France moves to ban child pageants
Interview on The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) The Current: Child Beauty Pageants: The Ban in France and Sexualization of Young Girls
Interview with A+ Speakers: Why Nutrition Matters in Event Planning
nterview with A+Speakers International Keynote Speakers Bureau: Corporate Wellness and Healthy Habits
Psychology Today: Three Reasons Dieters Should Eat More Protein
Health2Fit:Trendy High Octane Cocktails Pack a Punch
Alliance for Aging Research Sepsis Video, Written and Directed by Martina Cartwright
Hospital Malnutrition Press Release
Sepsis Video Press Release
BYU Radio: The Matt Townsend Radio Show (Sirius Channel 143) July 25, 2013.  Body Image
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