Kara Marlatt, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor - Research


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 2015-2019, Metabolism

PhD, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 2015, Exercise Physiology

MPH, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 2015, Epidemiology

BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2005, Economics


Use of tailored treatment strategies (e.g., diet, exercise, pharmacologic therapies, etc.) to promote healthy aging

Effect of menopause (loss of ovarian function) on adipose tissue accumulation and metabolic health

Effect of midlife sleep disturbances on peripheral tissue metabolism


Marlatt KL, Lovre D, Beyl RA, Tate CR, Hayes EK, Burant CF, Ravussin E, Mauvais-Jarvis F. Effect of conjugated estrogens and bazedoxifene on glucose, energy and lipid metabolism in obese postmenopausal women. Eur J Endocrinol. [Accepted 2020]

Marlatt KL, Gilmore LA, Flanagan EW, Redman LM. Dietary considerations for postmenopausal women. Nutrition Guide for Physicians and Related Healthcare Professionals (3rd Edition). Wilson T, Temple NJ, Bray GA. 2020. [Accepted 2020]

Marlatt KL, Redman LM, Beyl RA, Smith SR, Champagne CM, Yi F, Lovejoy JC. Racial differences in body composition and cardiometabolic risk during the menopause transition: a prospective, observational cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020;222(4):365.e1-18.

Marlatt KL. “Use of hormones to achieve weight loss.” The North American Menopause Society: Menopause E-Consult. March 2020.

Marlatt KL, Greenway FL, Schwab JK, Ravussin E. Two weeks of moderate hypoxia improves glucose tolerance in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Int J Obes. (Lond). 2020;44(3):744-747.

Johannsen DL, Marlatt KL, Conley KE, Smith SR, Ravussin E. Metabolic adaptation is not observed after 8 weeks of overfeeding but energy expenditure variability is associated with weight recovery. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;110(4):805-813.

Marlatt KL, Steinberger J, Rudser KD, Dengel DR, Sadak KT, Lee JL, Blaes A, Duprez D, Perkins JL, Ross JA, Kelly AS. The effect of atorvastatin on vascular function and structure in young adult survivors of childhood cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2019;8(4):442-450.

Marlatt KL, Beyl RA, Redman LM. A qualitative assessment of health behaviors and experiences during menopause: a cross-sectional, observational study. Maturitas. 2018;116:36-42.
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