Rosenbaum, Deborah L. (dlr2130)Skip to content Skip to main navigation
My educational background consists of a Master of Arts in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, where I graduated with Honors. I completed my dietetic internship at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. I have been a registered dietitian-nutritionist and a certified dietitian-nutritionist for over 20 years. My first job after my internship was as a staff dietitian at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York. I learned of my passion for geriatric nutrition there which set the course for the next several years of my career. Next, I worked at Florence Nightingale and the Rehab Institute of New York where I honed my management skills while being mentored by an amazing supervisor. Initially, I was a Nutrition Services Coordinator and then advanced in my career as the Chief Clinical Dietitian. I was then presented with an amazing opportunity to further my career and oversee the clinical nutrition staff in an 850-bed facility that consisted of long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care, adult daycare, pediatrics, dialysis and outpatient specialty clinics including but not limited to bariatric surgery, diabetes, HIV+, and a burn center. And I was proudly the Director of Nutrition Services at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York for 12 years until I accepted my current position as Director of the Dietetic Internship Program at Teachers College in September 2014.
I am a member of several speakers’ bureaus and have been speaking publicly on various nutrition topics for over 15 years. My passion and dedication to the field of nutrition and dietetics has always been evident. Before accepting my current job as the DI Director, I had been teaching, precepting and mentoring Teachers College dietetic interns for almost 15 years as well as other interns from other programs. I have always felt it important to give back to a field that has brought me so much pleasure. I still remember the time and energy each of my preceptors put into my experience as an intern and I always have remained indebted. It is an honor to work with the Program in Nutrition faculty within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College.