Michele Christopher, MS, RDManager of Dietary Services Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Santa Monica
Michele Christopher, MS, RD, is Manager of Dietary Services at Rosewood Santa Monica. Michele graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and went on to earn her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. While in grad school, Michele received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Cal State Northridge’s Department of Health and Human Development. She completed her dietetic internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles, with rotations at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Rosewood, Michele spent two years as a dietitian working with adults struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health at the residential level. Other roles include working as a dietitian for a company that provides corporate wellness programs and in private practice at her office in Tarzana, California. Michele also participated as the lead research assistant and project coordinator in a research study investigating the relationship between dietary intake, exercise behaviors and body composition among college freshman.
When providing nutritional counseling, Michele focuses on the individual and their specific needs. Michele is passionate in her work to support, empower and encourage her clients through expressive hands-on experientials like cooking classes, mindful eating/food exposure activities and individualized one-on-one sessions.
In her spare time, Michele enjoys hiking, going to the beach, researching, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.