Jessica Tillia

Health Promotion & Development


Jessica is a Registered Dietitian. She has a strong interest in teaching nutrition with an emphasis of clinical application in the healthcare setting specifically focusing on nursing.  She joined Pitt Nursing as a part-time instructor in 2015.  Jessica earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Clinical Emphasis

Jessica is a full time Clinical Dietitian, Specialist at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She has previously worked at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital and UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital. She has experience working with a variety of populations in a variety of settings, such as rehabilitation, intensive care, hepatology, renal, cardiology, cardiothoracic, trauma, abdominal transplant, heart and lung transplant, oncology, neurology, gastrointestinal surgery, and general medicine in an inpatient setting and OB/GYN, diabetes, and weight loss in an outpatient setting. Working with many members of the healthcare team on a daily basis, she recognizes the importance that nurses have in a clinical setting and the nutrition knowledge that they must possess to be successful nurses. Currently, her clinical emphasis is working with the General Medicine population in an inpatient setting.  


Jessica teaches the undergraduate Nutrition for Clinical Practice course and the nutrition independent study.