U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Susanne Votruba

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-200-5336
Email: votrubas@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Senior Research FellowEndocrine Research Unit, The Mayo Clinic2003-2007
  • Dietetic Internship (Registered Dietitian)University of Wisconsin2002-2003
  • Research AssistantNorthrup King Seed Co1995-1997
  • Ph.D.University of Wisconsin2005
  • B.A.Carleton College1991-1995

 Related Links

  • Clinical Research
  • Nutritional Sciences


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Reinhardt M, Schlögl M, Bonfiglio S, Votruba SB, Krakoff J, Thearle MS. Lower core body temperature and greater body fat are components of a human thrifty phenotype. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Oct 26; 40 (40; 2015 Oct 26; 5):754-760. [Full Text/Abstract]
Piaggi P, Thearle MS, Krakoff J, Votruba SB. Higher Daily Energy Expenditure and Respiratory Quotient, Rather Than Fat-Free Mass, Independently Determine Greater ad Libitum Overeating. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun 18; 100 (100; 2015 Jun 18; 8):3011-20. [Full Text/Abstract]
Reinhardt M, Thearle MS, Ibrahim M, Hohenadel MG, Bogardus C, Krakoff J, Votruba SB. A Human Thrifty Phenotype Associated With Less Weight Loss During Caloric Restriction. Diabetes. 2015 May 11; 64 (8; 2015 May 11; 64):2859-67. [Full Text/Abstract]
Graham AL, Gluck ME, Votruba SB, Krakoff J, Thearle MS. Perseveration augments the effects of cognitive restraint on ad libitum food intake in adults seeking weight loss. Appetite. 2014 Jul 15; 82 (2014 Jul 15; 82):78-84. [Full Text/Abstract]
Votruba SB, Thearle MS, Piaggi P, Knowler WC, Hanson RL, Krakoff J. Weight maintenance from young adult weight predicts better health outcomes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Aug 6; 22 (2014 Aug 6; 22; 11):2361-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Bundrick SC, Thearle MS, Venti CA, Krakoff J, Votruba SB. Soda Consumption During Ad Libitum Food Intake Predicts Weight Change. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Mar; 114 (2014 Mar; 114; 3):444-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Weise CM, Hohenadel MG, Krakoff J, Votruba SB. Body composition and energy expenditure predict ad-libitum food and macronutrient intake in humans. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Feb; 38 (38; 2; 2014 Feb):243-51. [Full Text/Abstract]
Gluck ME, Ziker C, Schwegler M, Thearle M, Votruba SB, Krakoff J. Impaired glucose regulation is associated with poorer performance on the Stroop Task. Physiol Behav. 2013 Oct 2; 122 (2013 Oct 2; 122):113-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jumpertz R, Venti CA, Le DS, Michaels J, Parrington S, Krakoff J, Votruba S. Food label accuracy of common snack foods. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan; 21 (21; 1; 2013 Jan):164-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Votruba SB, Jensen MD. Short-term regional meal fat storage in nonobese humans is not a predictor of long-term regional fat gain. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 May 15; 302 (2012 May 15; 9; 302):E1078-83. [Full Text/Abstract]
He J, Votruba S, Pomeroy J, Bonfiglio S, Krakoff J. Measurement of ad libitum food intake, physical activity, and sedentary time in response to overfeeding. PLoS One. 2012; 7 (2012; 7; 5):e36225. [Full Text/Abstract]
Penesova A, Venti CA, Bunt JC, Bonfiglio SM, Votruba SB, Krakoff J. Short-term isocaloric manipulation of carbohydrate intake: effect on subsequent ad libitum energy intake. Eur J Nutr. 2011 Sep; 50 (2011 Sep; 6; 50):455-63. [Full Text/Abstract]
Votruba SB, Jensen MD. Insulin sensitivity and regional fat gain in response to overfeeding. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Feb; 19 (19; 2; 2011 Feb):269-75. [Full Text/Abstract]
Tchoukalova YD, Votruba SB, Tchkonia T, Giorgadze N, Kirkland JL, Jensen MD. Regional differences in cellular mechanisms of adipose tissue gain with overfeeding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 19; 107 (107; 2010 Oct 19; 42):18226-31. [Full Text/Abstract]
Tchoukalova YD, Koutsari C, Votruba SB, Tchkonia T, Giorgadze N, Thomou T, Kirkland JL, Jensen MD. Sex- and depot-dependent differences in adipogenesis in normal-weight humans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Oct; 18 (2010 Oct; 10; 18):1875-80. [Full Text/Abstract]
Romero-Corral A, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Sierra-Johnson J, Orban M, Gami A, Davison D, Singh P, Pusalavidyasagar S, Huyber C, Votruba S, Lopez-Jimenez F, Jensen MD, Somers VK. Modest visceral fat gain causes endothelial dysfunction in healthy humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 17; 56 (56; 8; 2010 Aug 17):662-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
Venti CA, Votruba SB, Franks PW, Krakoff J, Salbe AD. Reproducibility of ad libitum energy intake with the use of a computerized vending machine system. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Feb; 91 (2; 2010 Feb; 91):343-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Votruba SB, Kirchner H, Tschöp M, Salbe AD, Krakoff J. Morning ghrelin concentrations are not affected by short-term overfeeding and do not predict ad libitum food intake in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Mar; 89 (3; 2009 Mar; 89):801-6. [Full Text/Abstract]