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.
- Tanner KJ, Watowicz RP. Development of a tool to measure the number of foods and beverages consumed by children using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) FFQ data. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Jun;21(8):1486-1494.
- Watowicz, RP, Anderson, SA, Kaye, GL, Taylor, CA. (2015). Estimated Energy Contribution of Beverages in U.S. Children by Age, Weight Status and Consumer Status: NHANES 2005-2010. Childhood Obesity, 11(4), 475-83.
- Watowicz, RP, Tindall, A, Eneli, IU. (2015). A Protein-Sparing Modified Fast for Adolescents with Severe Obesity: A Case Series. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 7(5), 233-24.
- Watowicz, RP, Taylor, CA. (2014). A Comparison of Beverage Intakes in US Children Based on WIC Participation and Eligibility. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 26 (3 Suppl), S59-64.
- Watowicz, RP, Taylor, CA, Eneli, IU. (2013) Lifestyle Behaviors of Obese Children Following Parental Weight Loss Surgery. Obesity Surgery, 23(2), 173-178.