Martin Kohlmeier, MD

Research Professor Department of Nutrition

T:(919) 408-3320

mkohlmeier@unc.edu

800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 100

CB #7461

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

USA

Dr. Kohlmeier was deputy director of clinical laboratory services at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin. He has studied metabolic effects of diet and drug interventions and developed methods for the analysis of nutritionally related risk indicators in large populations. A major focus of his research is the impact of common genetic variants on nutritional sufficiency. Previous work in nutritional genetics identified cholesterol synthesis as a determinant of sensitivity to cholesterol feeding, the apolipoprotein E polymorphism as a modulator of vitamin K status and bone fracture risk, lactase persistence as a promoter of phytoestrogen bioavailability, and a common MTHFD1 variant as a predictor of susceptibility to choline depletion. He is now developing online tools to guide intake based on individual lifestyle and multiple genetic factors (http://nim.unc.edu/guidance/guidance.html). He is the author of a comprehensive biochemistry textbook (“Nutrient Metabolism” Academic Press 2003, 826 pp) detailing the molecular fate of more than a hundred food constituents. Dr. Kohlmeier is project director of the Nutrition in Medicine (NIM) and Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) projects (www.nutritioninmedicine.org).

Honors and Awards

Roland Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education
2013, American Society of Nutrition (ASN)

Delta Omega Faculty Award
2013, UNC-CH

Representative Courses

Nutrition in Medicine

NUT992: Nutrition Master's Paper

Key Publications

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity. S Akabas, C Bales, M Edwards, M Kohlmeier, R Kushner, C Rock, L Van Horn (2014). The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(5), 1167S-73S.

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity. S Akabas, C Bales, M Edwards, M Kohlmeier, R Kushner, C Rock, L Van Horn (2014). The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(5), 1167S-73S.

Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. B Bistrian, D Deen, M Edwards, M Kohlmeier, N Krebs, C Lenders, M McMahon, D Seidner (2014). The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(5), 1174S-83S.

Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. B Bistrian, D Deen, M Edwards, M Kohlmeier, N Krebs, C Lenders, M McMahon, D Seidner (2014). The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(5), 1174S-83S.

Vegetarian diets in health promotion and disease prevention. Kelly Adams, Claudia Fernandez, Martin Kohlmeier (2013). CRC Press.

Education

B Sc Hon, Clinical Biochemistry, Free University, 1992

Intern/Res, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Board, 1986

Clinical C, Clinical Chemistry, German Society for Clinical Chemistry, 1983

Dr med, Biochemistry, Heidelberg University, 1977

MD, Medicine, Heidelberg University, 1976