Courtney Peterson, Ph.D, MSC, MASt, MA

Assistant Professor-Research

John S McIlhenny Skeletal Muscle Physiology
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PhD, 2011, Harvard University


Dietary interventions to reverse cardiometabolic disease, especially time-restricted feeding and botanical-rich foods. Mathematical modeling of body composition and metabolism.


Sonnier T, Rood J, Gimble JM, Peterson CM. Glycemic control is impaired in the evening in prediabetes through multiple diurnal rhythms. Accepted for publication in Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications.

LeCoultre V, Peterson CM (co-first author), Covington JD, Ebenezer PJ, Frost EA, Schwarz JM, and Ravussin E. Ten nights of exposure to moderate hypoxia improves insulin sensitivity in obese men. Diabetes Care 2013 Dec; 36(12): e197-8. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1350.

Lam YY, Peterson CM, Ravussin E. Resveratrol vs. Calorie Restriction: Data from Rodents and Humans. Exp Gerontol. 2013 Oct; 48(10): 1018-24. PMID: 23624181.

Thomas DM, Bredlau C, Bosy-Westphal A, Mueller M, Shen W, Gallagher D, Maeda Y, McDougall A, Peterson CM, Ravussin E, Heymsfield SB. Relationships between body roundness with body fat and visceral adipose tissue emerging from a new geometrical model. Obesity. 2013 Nov; 21(11): 2264-71. PMID: 23519954.

Heymsfield SB, Thomas D, Bosy-Westphal A, Shen W, Peterson CM, Müller MJ. Evolving concepts on adjusting human resting energy expenditure measurements for body size. Obs Rev. 2012 Nov; 13(11): 1001-14. PMID: 22863371.

Peterson CM, Johannsen DL, Ravussin E. Skeletal muscle mitochondria and aging: A review. J Aging Res 2012; 2012: 194821. PMID: 22888430. ^ top