Hometown:

Ocala, Florida

Education:

  • B.S. Nutrition Science, Auburn University
  • M.S. Nutrition, Auburn University, 2016
  • Dietetic Internship, University of Virginia Health System, 2017

Research:

Katie's research interests include ketogenic diet and cancer (metabolism, quality of life, cancer outcomes); obesity prevention and treatment in primary care; pharmacotherapy for obesity; energy expenditure and regulation of body weight.

Why did you choose UAB?

For me, coming into the program with so many research interests, having the opportunity to rotate with different faculty prior to making a decision on a mentor was very appealing to me. I also greatly appreciated the authenticity of the students and faculty. Everyone here is passionate about their work and truly loves what they get to do every day!