Portland State University's Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) Dietitian Jordann Kearns was named the 2012 Young Dietitian of the Year by the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
"Jordann has brought so much to SHAC with her work on intuitive eating, eating disorders, and overall patient care," said Mark Bajorek, MD, Director of Health Services for SHAC. "At PSU we know that Jordann is amazing, kind, and considerate, and we are very excited that the whole Oregon Academy now knows."
In addition to working at SHAC, Jordann also does relief work for Providence Hospital and is a Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Board Member. In 2004 she traveled to Washington D.C. with the Eating Disorder Coalition to lobby congress to pass a bill that would require insurance to cover Eating Disorder treatment. Jordann also helped launch the first Intuitive Eating support group on PSU campus. The program has been so successful, that a second Intuitive Eating group was started this Spring.
Jordann earned her BS in from Oregon State University in 2004. In 2006, she completed the OHSU dietetic internship and started working at SHAC later that year. Jordann has been a volunteer Dietetic Internship Preceptor for OHSU, helping to educate the future of dietetics. She has also started a website called www.PortlandRD.com that helps to connect Portland dietitians to one another. In her spare time, Jordann enjoys photography and learning Photoshop and web design. She loves cycling and yoga, especially prenatal yoga as she waits for her first daughter to arrive.
Student Health & Counseling
The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is a community-based health care organization that provides high quality, accessible mental health, physical health, dental, and testing services targeted to the needs of the PSU student population. SHAC supports the University mission and collaborates with University staff and faculty to support student success. For more information visit www.pdx.edu/shac.
Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, with more than 700 members working in a wide array of settings. Their mission is to empower members to be leaders in food and nutrition and optimize the health of all Oregonians through food and nutrition. For more information visit http://www.eatrightoregon.org/.