Healthy Aging and Metabolism


Kara Marlatt, PhD, MPH

Kara Marlatt, MPH, PhD

Research Focus

The goal of the Healthy Aging & Metabolism Lab is to identify the age-related changes in metabolism and body composition that occur in older adults, with specific emphasis on women affected by menopause.

About this Lab

Research topics currently under investigation include:

  • Identifying how the loss of ovarian function alters depot-specific fat accumulation and metabolic health
  • Examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which sleep restriction (disruption) alters peripheral tissue metabolism during menopause
  • Developing tailored treatment strategies (e.g., diet, exercise, therapeutics, etc.) to promote healthy aging and longevity