Diane D. Stadler, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Director, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Director, Dietetic Internship, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Director, Curriculum Development: OHSU-Lao Nutrition Education & Research Partnership, AA.OHSU Global Southeast Asia
  • AA.OHSU Global Southeast Asia
  • Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine


Dr. Stadler received a BS in Special Studies with an emphasis in Genetics and Development from Davidson College, an MS in Nutrition Science from Virginia Tech, and a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Iowa. She completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital and focused in nutritional interventions for children with developmental disabilities and/or gene disorders. She worked with dietetic interns at the University of Iowa and directed the Nutrition Science and the Coordinated Masters Programs at the University of Utah before joining the faculty at OHSU in 2000.
Dr. Stadler is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at OHSU.  Her clinical work and research has focused on dietary interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease including:
•    Nutritional rehabilitation of severely malnourished children in Zambia, Africa
•    Nutrition education and growth monitoring of infants and young children at risk for malnutrition in the rural mountainous region of eastern Honduras
•    Dietary treatment of children with rare genetic disorders
•    Use of extremely high fat ketogenic diets for children with severe, unresponsive seizure disorders
•    Comparing the health risks and benefits of very low-and high-complex carbohydrate diets for weight loss in obese adults
•    School-based interventions for diabetes prevention


  • B.S., 1982, Davidson College
  • M.S., 1986, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D., 1996, University of Iowa
  • Fellowship:

    • International Nutrition Fellow, University of Zambia Teaching Hospital, 1985
    • Nutrition Fellow, The Kennedy Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1985-1986
    • USDA Nutrition Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa, 1989-1992, 1992-1995
  • Certifications:

    • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • Licensed Dietitian, State of Oregon

Memberships and associations

  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Associate member, 1996-present
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, member 1997-present
  • Portland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND), member, 2003-present
  • Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (OAND), member, 2000-present
  • Association of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP), Secretary, 2019-present

Areas of interest

  • Maternal, Infant & Child Nutrition, Global Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition Research



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