Stephanie Harris, PhD, RDN, LD

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Schoff Family Professorship in Integrative Oncology
Helen Moss Foundation
Faculty Lead
Joseph and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway
School of Medicine

Stephanie R. Harris is a licensed, registered dietitian nutritionist and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Harris is also the Faculty Co-Lead of the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway in the School of Medicine, which introduces medical students to lifestyle medicine, stress management, emotional wellness, nutrition, and culinary medicine. Her expertise in wellness, dietary supplements, integrative and functional nutrition, and diverse educational approaches have allowed for the implementation of new courses for undergraduate and graduate students at CWRU, as well as additional curriculum for medical students in the Wellness Pathway. In addition, Dr. Harris has been actively engaged in the University’s interprofessional education initiatives for health care professionals. She has been nominated for various teaching and mentoring awards, and most recently was the recipient of the 2020 North Central Region Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP).

Dr. Harris is very active with professional service in her areas of expertise and has held a variety of national leadership roles. She served on the Executive Committee for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Dietetics Practice Group for 7 years. She is currently on the Credential Board for the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) and is also Co-Chair of the Culinary SIG for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH). Most recently, Dr. Harris was appointed Vice Chair of the Committee for Lifelong Learning with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Harris completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. She completed her master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University and her dietetic internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland. After working as an inpatient and outpatient clinical dietitian, and as a consultant dietitian involved in the development of wellness and nutrition education programs for the private and public sector, she returned to Case Western Reserve University to complete her PhD.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

NTRN 363. Human Nutrition I - Energy, Protein, and Minerals
NTRN 364. Human Nutrition II - Vitamins
NTRN 366. Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
NTRN 433. Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTRN 438. Trends in Diet Therapy
NTRN 338/438. Dietary Supplements
NTRN 448. Integrative and Functional Nutrition

Research Information

Research Projects

  • Evaluating Lifestyle and Culinary Medicine Education in Medical Students
  • Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine (CALM): Integrating Education and Training among Dietetic Students & Advocating for Registered Dietitians as Leaders in Culinary Medicine

Awards and Honors

North Central Region Outstanding Dietetics Educator
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP)
John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Nominee
Case Western Reserve University
John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Nominee
Case Western Reserve University
Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year
Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Nominee
Case Western Reserve University



Doctor of Philosophy
Nutritional Biochemistry & Human Metabolism
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science
Nutrition, Food, & Agriculture
Cornell University
Educating for Enhanced Self-Awareness and Self-Care – Faculty Training in Mind-Body Medicine
Institute for Integrative Health
Culinary Coaching
Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Dietetic Internship
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Metabolomics & Isotopomics
Case Western Reserve University