About Us



The Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition is located on the Marquam Hill campus of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  OHSU is an outstanding teaching hospital and university that draws students and professionals from all over the world.  Options for graduate study in the field of nutrition and dietetics include:



The mission of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition is to provide our students with a dynamic array of knowledge and skills so that they are prepared to advance the fields of nutrition and dietetics. 

Mission of the OHSU School of Medicine (SOM)

  • Provide programs to enhance human health, with an emphasis on improving health and access to care for all Oregonians. 
  • Educate tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals and prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership, discovery and service.
  • Develop new medical knowledge and technologies through basic, clinical and translational research.
  • Translate discoveries into effective health care and quality delivery.



Carter Wray, MD; Jane Riebold, MS/DI Candidate; Diane Stadler, PhD, RD; Pamela Haskell, RD

Students completing Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, combined with the Dietetic Internship or without, engage in a variety of thesis research projects in conjunction with the world-class faculty and staff at OHSU. Pictured here is second-year master's student and LEND Fellow Jane Riebold (in yellow sweater) with members of her Thesis Advisory Committee: from the left, Carter Wray, MD, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, LD, and Pamela Haskell, RD, LD. Jane is participating in research on the impact of carnitine status in children with intractable epilepsy. For this research, Dr. Stadler has received grants from the Herbert D. and Nylda Gemple Research Award and the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Research Award through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

To read more about past thesis research, consult our list of Thesis Projects & Publications.