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Phone: 832-822-2778
Fax: 832-825-3689


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Mark Wallace Tower, 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Drusilla M. Rosales, MS, RD, LD, CLEC

Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
California State University, Los Angeles Masters Master of Science, Nutritional Science 2010
California State University, Los Angeles Internship Dietetic Internship, Registered Dietitian 2010


Drusilla Rosales is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders, obesity, and athletic performance needs. She has over 10 years of experience in both residential and outpatient treatment settings working with an interdisciplinary team of providers. She has given lectures and presentations in the community, taught at the graduate level, and continues to train nutrition students and dietetic interns. Drusilla takes a non-diet approach to nutrition and is passionate about helping adolescents find balance, make peace with food, and support a healthy relationship with physical activity. Her current research is focused on increasing cultural sensitivity and eliminating weight bias in the medical setting. 


Organization Name Role
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Member
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Member
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

2017 Houston Walk Committee Member
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Member

Selected Publications

Ontai, L. & Families with Young Children Workgroup (Horowitz M, Rosales D, Spezzano T, Diaz Rios K, Mendoza C, Manglallan S, Pressman J). Healthy Happy Families Express. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in press.

Sierpina VS, Welch K, Devries S, Eisenberg D, Levine L, McKee J, Dalal M, Mendoza P, Gutierrez J, Robertson S, Rosales D. What competencies should medical students attain in nutritional medicine? Explore (NY) 2016 Mar-Apr;12(2):146-7. 

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.