Katherine W. Bauer, PhD MS

Kate Bauer is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.


Trained as a behavioral epidemiologist, Dr. Bauer's research focuses on understanding social, personal, and behavioral influences on children's healthy eating, activity, and weight, and translating these findings into innovative, effective obesity prevention programs.

Dr. Bauer received a BA with High Honors in Psychology from Oberlin College, an MS in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship with the NIH-supported Minnesota Obesity Prevention Training Program.

Visit Dr. Bauer's Google Scholar site to see her publications.




Michelle Clayson, MS

Study Coordinator: SPROUT, Triple T, Fathers & Families


Jenna Gorlick, MPH RDN

Study Coordinator: Listening to Parents

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Christine Carethers

Project Coordinator: Feeding MI Families


Heidi Weeks, PhD

Senior Statistician

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Anna DePollo

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Juliana Kamerzell

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Theresa Mitchell

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Liz Ludwig-Borycz, MPH

PhD Candidate


Carmen Ramos, MS RDN

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Abby Christian

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Gabriel Cortez

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Briana Nelson

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Maddie Denenberg

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