Trisha Alderson, MPH, RDN, CDE is a member of Summit Medical Group Oregon’s dietitian team. She received her undergraduate degree in dietetics from California State University, Sacramento and earned a Master of Public Health from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Alderson is also a certified diabetes educator (CDE) with extensive experience in the management and support of patients with Type 1 diabetes. Ms. Alderson is also a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Ms. Alderson is passionate about health and wellness and especially enjoys helping her patients with thorough education, preventative maintenance, and guidance in adopting healthy lifestyle practices. Diabetes education, nutrition support, weight management, and optimizing health and wellness through nutrition are specific areas of interest and expertise.
“Taking a patient-centered approach is especially important to me. Working together with the patients allows for a more personalized approach in meeting patient needs, and ultimately improves wellness outcomes”, she says.
Outside of her career, Ms. Alderson enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, biking, and playing outside with her dog. She also travels whenever her time allows.