About our program
Graduates of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (GPHN) enter the field of dietetics and nutrition from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse interests, and with a passion to serve. They are efficient and effective communicators who use far-reaching, social networking mediums, and individual and group counseling to disseminate information about nutrition to clients, colleagues, and the global community. These future leaders build a foundation to provide innovative, evidence-based, nutrition care and dietetics services that promote and enhance health and wellness for all people.
There are four options for graduate study in nutrition and dietetics at OHSU:
Tracy Severson, RD, is the dietitian for the Center for Preventive Cardiology (CPC) at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute of OHSU. She provides medical nutrition therapy to help patients reduce cardiovascular risk factors and also works with patients in the cardiac rehabilitation program. She developed and manages a cooking program called the Heart Protection Kitchen, working with chefs, physicians, and other healthcare providers to prepare heart-healthy meals for patients. The CPC recently published a cookbook featuring recipes from these classes, The Heart Protection Kitchen: Easy and Healthy Recipes for a Happy Heart, available online and at March Wellness. Tracy works with dietetic interns in her outpatient clinic and cardiac rehab. Previous interns have worked on nutrient analysis for the cookbook and facilitation of cooking classes.