Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
CWRU Director
Combined Dietetic Internship/Master's Degree Program
School of Medicine

Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Hand is the CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and teaching their required research sequence (NTRN 561/562) for the internship emphasis in Research Processes and Applications. She teaches also the Nutrition Department Undergraduate Capstone (NTRN 398), Food Service Systems Management (NTRN 351/451), and serves as advisor for all minors in the department. Dr. Hand's research interests include RDN staffing and patient outcomes in a variety of settings, critical thinking and evidence-based practice in health professionals. Dr. Hand was recently elected to a three-year term on the Commission on Dietetic Registration and also serves on the Journal of Renal Nutrition Editorial Board and as President of the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

NTRN 561. Investigative Methods in Nutrition
NTRN 562. Research Practicum
NTRN 403. Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals
NTRN 398. SAGES Senior Capstone Experience
NTRN 351/451. Food Service Systems Management

Awards and Honors

Marie and August LoPresti, Sr. Endowment Fund Faculty Development Award
2020
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Research Dietitian of the Year
2020
Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Outstanding Abstract
2019
Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE)
Doctoral Excellence Award
2019
Clinical Translational Science, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
2015
Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Education

PhD
Clinical Translational Science
Case Western Reserve University
2018
MS
Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University
2013
BS
Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University
2011

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Dietetic Internship
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
2012