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 science.


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

Dr. Cartwright's approach to  scientific education is unique and unmatched among her peers, in that she integrates her expertise as a Basic Scientist, Clinician, Compliance expert, Researcher and Author.  As a clinician in critical care and nutritional science, she strives to educate patients on the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual aspects that drive nutrition decision-making. 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 care of their critically ill patients, Martina strives to improve patient outcomes through diverse strategies that empower enduring change.

Dr. Cartwright has a knack for easily communicating complex science  so it's easy for everyone to understand. Her engaging presentations and one-on-one consultations address many scientific concepts. From describing the complexities of how diseases affect the body to explaining how drugs or medical devices work, Martina strives to make science simple.  Patients, students, peers and media seek her advice on a number of scientific  topics. 

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

"The science of medicine is complex and ever changing. Plus, the availability of medical information is overwhelming. My ability to interpret, integrate and communicate the tsunami of medical science 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 scientists, Martina Cartwright PhD, RD focuses on a variety of scientific topics, including infectious diseases, 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 and pharmaceutical industries, 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 research, education and clinical interests include intensive care medicine/surgery/trauma, eating disorders and cardiovascular/wellness; she has published in peer-reviewed medical journals on topics such as developmental biology, genetics, sepsis, eating disorders and immunonutrition therapy. Dr. Cartwright has assisted over 35 US-based start up companies with their research design and FDA compliance training.  Martina has served on several bioterrorism preparedness committees and is an expert in aspects of critical care.

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:
Interpreting FDA Guidelines: Compliance for Start-ups and Established Companies. Entrepreneurship Partnership. The University of Arizona. June 2015
Terry's Talkers. New Year's Resolutions. The Terry Gilberg Show. January 3, 2015
The Ebola Scare and other Infectious Diseases.  The Terry Gilberg Show. KFYI Phoenix.  550 AM August, 2014
Psychology Today Online  Read the Latest Blog Post
AACAP Annual Meeting: Keynote speaker. San Diego 2014

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
Website Builder