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Riley K. O'Connor, RDN, LDN

Specialty

Nutrition

Primary Location

Ethel Lund Medical Center

Education and Experience

Riley earned a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Dietetics from Michigan State University and completed an Accredited Dietetic Internship from Montana State University. At this posting Riley is currently finishing a Masters of Science in Leadership Dietetic Systems from Montana State University and expects to complete the degree in June 2021.

After graduating from Michigan State University, Riley moved to Montana to complete a dietetic internship through Montana State University. As a part of that internship, Riley worked with indigenous peoples in the Blackfeet and Crow tribes during clinical rotations, specifically working with diabetes, heart disease and weight loss. In addition to clinical rotations, Riley also gained experience with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, Children (WIC) and nutrition throughout the life stages, school nutrition, chronic kidney disease, bariatric surgery and sports nutrition. After the internship, Riley volunteered as a dietitian in Delhi, India to gain more experience in malnutrition, diabetes, heart disease and international nutrition and healthcare.

When asked about joining SEARHC Riley said “I feel so lucky to be working with so many intelligent, compassionate and empathic healthcare professionals in a place with so much beauty.”

Personal Interests

Riley’s professional interests include Diabetes, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. Outside the clinic, Riley enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, camping, scuba diving, spending time on/in the water, making and eating sushi.