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Research Dietitian

Rosa Hand PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Rosa Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. She is also CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and teaching their required research sequence for the internship emphasis in Research Processes and Applications.  At the undergraduate level, she teaches a hands-on research methods class for the student’s capstone experience.   Dr. Hand completed all of her education at CWRU, and her Dietetic Internship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.  Prior to joining the CWRU faculty, Dr. Hand was director of the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 5 years.  Her research interests are critical thinking and dietetics staffing.  She serves on the Journal of Renal Nutrition Editorial Board and is chair of the Committee on Professional Issues for the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She was Ohio’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2015.

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