Dr. Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer, ScD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
Nutrition Department University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 123 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Dr. Katie Meyer is a nutritional and cardiovascular disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on diet-related health behaviors and nutritional risk factors for cardiometabolic disease. She is a recent recipient of a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study the gut microbiome, nutrient metabolites, and cardiovascular disease in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA).

Katie Meyer in the Gillings News

Representative Courses

NUTR 818, Analytical Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology, Co-Instructor

Research Interests:

Aging, Diabetes, Genomics, Heart Disease and Stroke, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Obesity, Public Health Studies (Design, Conduct and Analysis)

Key Publications

Invited commentary: On population subgroups, mathematics, and interventions. David Jr., Katie Meyer (2011). American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(4), 388-390.

Ethnic variation in body composition assessment in a sample of adolescent girls. Ellen Demerath, Sarah Friend, Peter Hannan, John Himes, Katie Meyer, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer (2011). International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6(5), 481-490.

The importance of food. David Jr., Katie Meyer, Jaakko Mursu (2012). Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 166(2), 187-188.

Body fat is differentially related to body mass index in U.S.-born African-American and East African immigrant girls. Ellen Demerath, Sarah Friend, Peter Hannan, Katie Meyer, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer (2011). American Journal of Human Biology, 23(5), 720-723.

Sleep duration and BMI in a sample of young adults. Nicole Larson, Melissa Laska, Katie Meyer, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Melanie Wall (2012). Obesity, 20(6), 1279-1287.


  • BA, Art History, Macalester College, 1993
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2002