Obesity At a Glance

April 2017-March 2021
John Hopkins University and Medicine

Research Focus:
The role of time-restricted feeding on obesity and cardiometabolic health

Center Director:
Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH

Training Director:
Edgar R. Miller, III, MD, PhD
Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD

Principal Investigators

  • Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Effects of Time-Restricted Feeding in Obese Mice

  • Nisa M. Maruthur, MD, MHS
    The Effect of Time-Restricted, Isocaloric Feeding on Weight: A Randomized Feeding Study in Obese Adults

  • Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
    The impact of timing of eating on weight: A Multi-Site Cohort Study using The Metabolic Compass Mobile Application
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Research Focus:
Braking Inflammation in Obesity & Metabolic Dysfunction: Translational and Therapeutic Opportunities.

Center Director:
Ann Marie Schmidt, MD

Training Director:
Ira J. Goldberg, MD, FAHA

Principal Investigators

  • Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
    RAGE/DIAPH1: Inflammation and Suppression of Energy Expenditure in Obesity - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies

  • Ira J. Goldberg, MD, FAHA
    Obesity, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risk

  • Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, RN
    Alternative technology-supported behavioral weight loss intervention programs
University of Alabama Birmingham Logo

Research Focus:
Study how women with obesity, metabolic syndrome and gestational diabetes may influence their kids’ weight and health long after birth.

Center Director:
W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Training Director:
Julie Locker, PhD

Principal Investigators

  • W. Timothy Garvey, MD
    Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity in Mouse Models of in Utero Stress

  • Lorie M. Harper, MD
    Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity: Antenatal Mother and Beyond Birth Offspring

  • Paula C. Chandler-Laney, PhD
    Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity in a Cohort of mother-child dyads
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Research Focus:
Develop precision medicine approaches to treating obesity while reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

Center Director:
Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD

Training Director:
Alyssa H. Hasty, PhD, FAHA
Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MSc, FAHA

Principal Investigators

  • Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD
    Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor and cardiometabolic health

  • James M. Luther, MD, MSCI
    Vascular effects of GLP-1 receptor activation

  • Nancy J. Cox, PhD
    Genome and Phenome Studies on Obesity and CVD to Dissect GLP1R Mechanism