Kimberly has been teaching and conducting metabolic research for over 15 years. She teaches graduate-level courses in nutritional biochemistry, nutrition and diabetes and heart disease, and responsible conduct of research.
Her research interests are in women’s health with a particular focus on estrogen metabolism and cardio-metabolic disease. Additionally, Kimberly researches the effects of menopause on adipose tissue regulation and distribution as well as the gut microbiome. Her published works include original research in these areas as well as book chapters covering biomarkers of insulin resistance, the health effects of sugar, and gut microbial metabolites and cancer.
Kimberly holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from Colorado State University. She also earned a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
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