Trisha Cousins is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Pennsylvania. Cousins is the Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty member with LEND Pittsburgh, a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded leadership training grant focusing on family-centered, multidisciplinary services for children with developmental disabilities and their families. She teaches HRS 2654: Practicum in Dietetics 1 and HRS 2656: Practicum in Dietetics 2 in the Dietitian Nutritionist Program within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. In the Dietitian Nutritionist Program, she teaches Lifecycle Nutrition and Advanced Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition. As the Clinical Coordinator for the Dietitian Nutritionist Program, her responsibilities include the coordination of student supervised practice experiences within clinical placement sites, providing direction/supervision of Clinical Instructors and obtaining clinical placement sites for student supervised practice experiences in independent studies, clinical dietetics, food service management and specialty rotations. She also develops and revises learning activities, assignments, evaluation techniques and student manuals for supervised practice courses. Cousins plans the curriculum, coordinates and team-teaches supervised practice preparation courses. Her service to the University and Department includes serving on the SHRS Clinical Coordinator Committee, SHRS Clinical and Community-based Education Committee, SHRS Continuing Education Task Force and SHRS Interprofessional Education Task Force. She is currently the faculty advisor for the Student Dietetic Association (SDA).
Education & Training
- MS, Case Western Reserve University
- EdD, University of Pittsburgh