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
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

The development and the physiology of obesity are the main topics of our research.  To do this, we study both sides of the energy balance equation: energy in (food) and energy out (expenditure/movement). We are hoping to improve ways of measuring what people are actually eating so that we can truly know if food intake is a major factor in obesity.  Also we can hopefully begin to determine if some types of foods contribute more to obesity than others.  Additionally, we are studying the expenditure side of the energy balance equation to see if there are differences in how people respond to long term (6 week) periods of weight loss or overfeeding.​