Rosanna P. Watowicz, PhD, RDN, LD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine

Rosanna Watowicz is a registered dietitian and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition. Her research is focused on clinical treatment of pediatric obesity and she is particularly interested in effective treatments for children with severe obesity. She also has experience conducting nutrition-related secondary analysis using data from NHANES, a continuous survey of health and nutrition in the United States. Dr. Watowicz practiced clinically for several years before joining the CWRU faculty and still enjoys working with patients whenever possible. She also teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses within the department and loves to see students excited about the field of nutrition. Her goal is to train compassionate and evidence-based health care professionals. Dr. Watowicz completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Ohio, and her master’s degree, dietetic internship, and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

NTRN 360. Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
NTRN 516. Seminar in Dietetics I
NTRN 456. Pediatric Obesity


Selected Publications


Doctor of Philosophy
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Ohio State University
Master of Science
Clinical Dietetics
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science
Kinesiology and Health
Miami University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Dietetic Internship
Division of Medical Dietetics, The Ohio State University