Dr. Thomas earned his B.S. and M.S in Nutrition, with an emphasis on Clinical Nutrition and Wellness from East Carolina University. After becoming a Registered Dietitian in 2001, he worked as a Clinical Dietitian in Greensboro, NC managing medical nutrition therapy for patients in general medicine, cardiac, rehabilitation, and intensive care units.
Dr. Thomas completed his Ph.D. in Nutritional Science at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Kansas. Throughout his doctoral and postdoctoral studies, Dr. Thomas expanded his clinical knowledge base to include aspects of exercise physiology, sports nutrition, body composition, and hormone physiology. Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical and Sports Nutrition in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Kentucky.
Teaching & Research Focus
General: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Nutrition for Athletic Performance
Specific: Role of vitamin D in promoting muscle health and performance; Nutrition interventions that influence the nitrate–nitrite–nitric oxide pathway in clinical populations
Dr. Thomas is married and has two children, Averie and Collin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, staying physically active, cooking and gardening. He is an avid fan of collegiate sports and a serious foodie.