Rosa Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

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Rosa Hand

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Case Western Reserve University

Rosa K 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/Masters 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 provides a research capstone experience and teaches Foodservice Systems Managment.
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. Dr. Hand provides extensive service at the local, state, and national level including on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Renal Nutrition, chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence-Based Definition Taskforce, and CDR Commissioner. She was Ohio Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2015 and Ohio Research Dietitian of the Year in 2020.


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