Rosanna P. Watowicz, PhD, RDN, LD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Director of Online Programs
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 on training future healthcare professionals in evidence-based practice. Dr. Watowicz practiced clinically for several years before joining the CWRU faculty and still enjoys working with patients whenever possible. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses within the department and loves to see students excited about the field of nutrition. 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

Teaching Interests

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Medical education
  • Clinical treatment of obesity

Courses Taught

NTRN 365. Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
NTRN 435. Nutrition During Pregnancy
NTRN 456. Pediatric Obesity
NTRN 516. Seminar in Dietetics I

Awards and Honors

Research Dietitian of the Year
Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics



Doctor of Philosophy
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Ohio State University
Master of Science
Allied Medical Professions
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