Karen Harouse-Bell MS, RD, CDE, LDN



Karen Harouse-Bell is a graduate of Seton Hill University and has returned as a faculty member to share her knowledge and experience. Karen has practiced in many areas of health care including in-patient care, out-patient care, home health, community and private consulting. She is impassioned about nutrition, health, diabetes care and prevention. When she has the time (or not!) you will find her gardening, swimming, volunteering and cooking. She describes herself as a "food culinarian" or as her children describe her, a "foodie". Karen has found teaching to bring her a sense of accomplishment as she watches her students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills.


Joined Seton Hill: 2005
Hometown: Latrobe
Personal Areas of Interest: Gardening, Swimming, Cooking, Creating, Family Time
Academic Areas of Interest: Nutrition and Disease Process, Health Care Issues, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Food Science and Technology


  • MS, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Seton Hill University


  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Certified Diabetes Educator -American Association of Diabetes Educators American Council on Exercise- Certified Health Coach Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certified Insulin Pump Trainer