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About our program
The Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (GPHN) at OHSU has two principal areas of curricular focus: human nutrition and dietetics, and food systems and society. GPHN graduates come from diverse backgrounds but share an interest in improving outcomes for individuals and society.
Nutrition and Dietetics
There are three options for study in nutrition and dietetics at OHSU. Students in these programs build a foundation to provide innovative, evidence-based, nutrition care and dietetics services that promote and enhance health and wellness for all people. Graduates 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. Learn more here:
Food Systems and Society
Our Master’s program in Food Systems and Society focuses on the societal factors that enable and constrain the development of equitable food systems. Students draw on interdisciplinary social sciences to examine concepts, perspectives, and strategies for identifying causes and remedies to social problems in the food system. Graduates are well-positioned to work in the policy arena, lead nonprofit organizations, serve as researchers and writers, create innovative enterprises, or enhance their existing professional practice with complementary knowledge and skills. Learn more here:
Welcome to the DI Graduate Certificate Class of 2023 and the MS in Human Nutrition/DI Class of 2024! We are looking forward to a great year!
Celebrating Years of Service
Congratulations and thank you to Carol DeFrancesco for 30 years of service and Diane Stadler for 20 years of service to OHSU! After her many years at OHSU, Carol said, "I feel like my work has only gotten more interesting and rewarding! Now I am researching mindfulness and teaching motivational interviewing! I am very grateful for all the interesting work over the years with such high quality people!"
When Dr. Stadler was asked about some highlights from her time at OHSU, she said, "The best part of my position at OHSU is that it allows me to combine my passions for research, education, and service. I love that there are no two days that are exactly alike and that I have the privilege to be creative, to work with incredible colleagues, and to support our student's success. There is nothing better than opening my email to read a message from a current student or graduate. Or, to be at FNCE and to hear one of our graduates call out, "Dr. Stadler!" and then spend time catching up. One of my favorite things to do is nominate people for awards or promotions, which allows me to think deeply about their contributions to our program, our students, and more broadly to the field of nutrition and dietetics. I love the advice to "surround yourself with good people" and from my vantage point, I am surrounded by the best!"
OHSU Food Resource Center
A grassroots grocery box program has grown into the OHSU Food Resource Center (FRC)—a welcoming, on-campus resource. Learn more about the FRC and the amazing work being done on campus.