Catherine Kotz, PhD
  • Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN USA

Biography

Cathy Kotz is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and is also the Associate Director for Research at the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Cathy received a PhD in nutrition at the University of Minnesota in 1993, and maintains a laboratory there and at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Her work centers on the central regulation of eating behavior and energy expenditure, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs, resulting in more than 100 scientific journal articles, reviews and book chapters. Cathy has directed an NIH funded training program in Obesity Prevention for the last 8 years, and was recently elected to the position of Vice President of The Obesity Society.