Investigators

Healthy Weight Research Center Affiliated Faculty

At the University of Minnesota, researchers from a wide range of fields (nutrition, epidemiology, public policy, food science, computer science, economics, biostatstics, psychology, medicine, and more) are internationally known for rigorous research in developing and evaluating innovative strategies to promote healthy body weight. Faculty involved in healthy weight research at the U of M include:


Emilyn U. Alejandro, PhD—Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Katherine Arlinghaus, MS, RD, LD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD—Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity, School of Kinesiology

Megan Bensignor, MD, MSHP—Department of Pediatrics

Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH—Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH—General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical School

Lisa Chow, MD—Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Scott Crow, MD—Department of Psychiatry

Ellen W. Demerath, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Ryan Demmer, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Donald Dengel, PhD—Exercise Physiology, School of Kinesiology

Neer Dutta, DO—Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical School

Yingling Fan, PhD—Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Gail Ferguson, PhD—Institute of Child Development

Angela Fertig, PhD—Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Simone French, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD—School of Nursing

Zan Gao, PhD—Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity, School of Kinesiology

Sarah Gollust, PhD—Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health

Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, MPH—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Melissa Horning, PhD, RN, PHN—School of Nursing

Robert Jeffery, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Abigail Johnson, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Catherine Kotz, PhD—Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology

Alicia Kunin-Batson, PhD—Department of Pediatrics, Medical School

Mindy Kurzer, PhD—Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Melissa N. Laska, PhD, RD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Jiwoo Lee, PhD, RN—School of Nursing

Beth Lewis, PhD—Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity, School of Kinesiology

Jennifer A. Linde, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Samar Malaeb, MD—Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism, Department of Medicine

Traci L. Mann, PhD—Department of Psychology

Susan M Mason, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Toben F. Nelson, ScD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Michael Oakes, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Theresa L. Osypuk, SD, SM—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Mark A. Pereira, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Carol Peterson, PhD—Department of Psychiatry

Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, PhD—Department of Applied Economics

Marla M. Reicks, PhD—Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Alexander J. Rothman, PhD—Department of Psychology

Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Shalamar D. Sibley, MD, MPH—Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism, Department of Medicine

Rachel Widome, PhD, MHS—Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health

Julian Wolfson, PhD—Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Marco Yzer, PhD—School of Journalism and Mass Communication


If you are a healthy weight researcher at the University of Minnesota and would like to be added as an affiliated faculty, please contact the U of M HWRC at 612-626-8570 or hwrc@umn.edu.