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Catherine Couch (Katie)

Catherine Couch (Katie) Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow
UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity Related Research
Department of Nutrition Sciences
1675 University Blvd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Katie's research interests include ketogenic diet and cancer (metabolism, quality of life, cancer outcomes); obesity prevention and treatment in primary care; pharmacotherapy for obesity; energy expenditure and regulation of body weight.;


  • B.S. Nutrition Science, Auburn University
  • M.S. Nutrition, Auburn University, 2016
  • Dietetic Internship, University of Virginia Health System, 2017

Years: 8/2019 – present
Primary Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD; Co-Mentors: Kevin Fontaine, PhD and Suzanne Judd, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and Grant Number 17SFRN336101011 from the American Heart Association. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association.