Karen Foster-Schubert, M.D., M.P.H., is a UW assistant professor of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition and Medicine.
Dr. Foster-Schubert is a UW researcher focusing on human obesity and body weight regulation. She has investigated the role of exercise-induced weight loss and macronutrient effects on the orexigenic hormone ghrelin, as well as ghrelin’s effects on islet insulin release.
Dr. Foster-Schubert earned her M.D. at Johns Hopkins and her M.P.H. at the UW. Her current research projects are aimed at hormonal and physiologic predictors of successful weight loss maintenance following diet and exercise, the effect of varying dietary energy density on body weight regulatory hormones and appetite and development of a novel imaging method to measure parameters of hypothalamic regulation of body weight in humans.