Dr. Patricia Davidson comes to West Chester University with nearly 30 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator. She is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and holds degrees from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) (DCN, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition), Virginia Tech (MS, Nutrition and Food Science), Southern Illinois University (BS, Nutrition and Food Science). Her research skills were honed by seven years of medical research in Israel at the Rebecca Sieff Medical Center. Her research interests include the prevention and management of diabetes, applications of technology in diabetes management, and MNT. Her service to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has included coauthoring the Heart Failure Toolkit, chairing the Prediabetes Workgroup, president of NJDA, and several leadership positions. In 2011 she received the Carolyn Sebastianelli Distinguished Member Award from NJDA and the Distinguished Service Award of the Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators, and also served as their president.