Shannon Curtis is a clinical dietitian for both Harris Health System and HHS at Cornerstone Hospital in the Houston, TX area. After completing a B.S. in Genetics at Texas A&M University, she received a B.S. in Nutrition at University of Houston, M.S. in Nutrition at Texas Woman's University-Houston, and completed the dietetic internship at Louisiana Tech University. Shannon is passionate about all things nutrition beyond the hospital setting and enjoys cooking and baking. In her free time, you can find her attending dance classes and trainings several days a week, spending time with family and friends, exploring new music, and watching her favorite TV show Grey’s Anatomy.
Shannon is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activism in the dietetics field with a dream of witnessing a truly anti-racist and inclusive environment in her field and other healthcare disciplines. She has contributed to publications and articles on DEI in dietetics such as in the New York Times and has given several presentations to nutrition region and state affiliate groups across the nation, including her most recent presentation at the Texas Academy Nutrition and Dietetics 2021 Virtual Conference & Exhibition in collaboration with several other colleagues. In addition to DEI activism, Shannon has held the role of Diversity Chair for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND). She also serves in several leadership positions in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the national, state, and regional level, including Director-Elect for the Southeast region of TAND. Shannon hopes that her work will continue to motivate other colleagues and future healthcare professionals to fight for what they believe in and what they feel is equitable for all.