Katie Meyer, ScD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition


Dr. Katie Meyer is a nutritional and cardiovascular disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on diet-related health behaviors and nutritional risk factors for cardiometabolic disease. She is a recent recipient of a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study the gut microbiome, nutrient metabolites, and cardiovascular disease in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA).

Aging, Diabetes, Genomics, Heart Disease and Stroke, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Obesity, Public Health Studies (Design, Conduct and Analysis)


ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2002
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1997
BA, Art History, Macalester College, 1993

In the News

Meyer Wins Teaching Innovation Award

Students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health voted last month to select the school’s most innovative classroom teachers. First presented in February 2012, the Teaching Innovation Awards honor faculty members who students feel “improve the learning...

Are ‘Good’ Germs in Your Gut Key to a Healthy Brain?

Reposted from HealthDay News. What's good for your tummy may be good for your mind. New research shows that folks with a more robust balance of bacteria in their gut are more likely to perform well on tests of standard thinking skills including attention, flexibility,...