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Carol DeFrancesco, MALS, RD & Senior Research Associate, Oregon Health & Science University; HealthSciences Institute; MINT Member

Carol DeFrancesco, MALS, RD is a Senior Research Associate and Registered Dietitian in the division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Oregon State University (OSU) and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Reed College. Carol completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and joined OHSU in 1990 conducting omega-3 fatty acid research and counseling in the Lipid Disorders Clinic. She graduated with honors from both institutions. Carol trained as a Motivational Interviewing trainer in 2000 under William Miller PhD and has since been an active member of the international network of Motivational Interviewing trainers. Carol conducts research investigating the underlying mechanisms of Motivational Interviewing. She teaches sports nutrition, yoga and motivational interviewing at Oregon Health & Science University.