Katherine W. Bauer, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences
  • 3854 SPH 1
    1415 Washington Heights
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

  • 734-763-2546


Katherine (Kate) W. Bauer is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on identifying social and behavioral determinants of obesity and obesogenic behavior among children and the translation of etiologic research into feasible and effective community-based obesity prevention interventions. Much of her work focuses on the role of families in children’s obesity risk including understanding 1.) how the family environment influences eating and weight status among youth; 2.) what factors influence weight-related parenting approaches and the family eating environment; and 3.) how to engage vulnerable families in obesity prevention efforts.