Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND, CHSE


My teaching philosophy focuses on motivating and empowering students to want to learn and to apply what they are learning to their lives and their future profession.  It is my personal mission as an educator to teach and mentor future generations of nutrition professionals; to build beyond mere competency toward the mastery of the discipline. It is my goal and philosophy to have our graduates attain not only a job, but to attain careers of both service and leadership. I strive to be on top of emerging, evidence-based practices (EBP), both clinically and in teaching. In keeping with my philosophy, my courses are designed to assist in learning, not just rote repetition, and draw on my clinical and research experiences to expand beyond the walls of the text and classroom.  


Year Degree School/University Location
2008 Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Rutgers University Newark, NJ
  Master of Science in Community Nutrition Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA
  Bachelor of Science Food and Nutrition Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL


Course Number Course Name
NTD 203 Dietetic Profession
NTD 277 Sustainability Pathway Course
NTD 303 Introduction Principles of Human Nutrition
NTD 309 Nutrition Lifecycle
NTD 413 & 414 Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II
NTD 420 Perspectives on Obesity
NTD 456 Interprofessional Simulation Elective Interdisciplinary
NTD 520 Perspectives on Obesity
NTD 523 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience Clinical In-Patient
NTD 525 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience Clinical Outpatient
NTD/SWG 592 Advanced Clinical Practice in Integrated Health
NTD 615 Nutrition and Disease and Evidence Based Approach
NTD 616 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
NTD 630 Graduate Capstone Research Course
FYE 100 First Year Experience
SLP 598 IPP Workshop SLP/Nutrition Interprofessional Education and Practice


Davidson P, LaManna J, Davis J, et al. The Effects of Diabetes Self-Management Education on Quality of Life for Persons With Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care. January 2022. doi:10.1177/26350106211070266
*O’Boyle J, Davidson P. The Effects of mHealth Versus eHealth on Weight Loss in Adults. Topics in Clinical Nutrition:January/March 2022 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 69-84.  doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000268
Davidson P, Davidson D, *Loesch J, *Limegrover A. The therapeutic optimization of the gut microbiota in diabetes management. ADCES in Practice, 2020 8(3), 26–31.
Davidson P, Heinerichs S, Reed M, Grillo L, Thomas C, Bean N, Curtis N. Students’ knowledge and attitudes: An interprofessional education workshop and experience. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 2019; 6(1):1-10. Available at:
Davidson P, O’Neal K. For the AADE Professional Practice Committee. Cultural and Health Literacy Considerations with Diabetes: AADE Practice Paper. Fall, 2019.
Davidson P, Robinson S, Lau K. Moving Beyond Awareness to Provide Sensitive, Person-Centered Care. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Annual Meeting August 12- 15, 2022, Baltimore, MD.
Davidson P and Roof K. An educators toolkit: developing high-quality and competency-based online nutrition education. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, October 19, 2021 (virtual)
Davidson P. Trauma-informed care: what it is and how it can improve diabetes health outcomes and self-efficacy. New Jersey Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. May 14, 2021. (invited, virtual)
Davidson P. Addressing the challenges of  diabetes management in the Older Adult. Pennsylvania
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Annual meeting, May 6, 7, 2021 (invited
Davidson P and Barros M. The Unique Challenges of Successful Diabetes Management in Older Adults. Spotlight session. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, October 20, 2020 (Invited by Diabetes Practice Group, virtual)  


American Diabetes Association 
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist  
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (formally American Dietetic Association)
Diabetes Practice Group of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist