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Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (funded by NIH/NIDDK grant P30 DK048520fosters collaboration among members of its research base, promotes interdisciplinary research and works to develop young investigators.

The center maintains a research base comprised of more than 100 researchers who use one of our core laboratories (Energy Balance or Metabolic) or who are working with a principal investigator who is doing so.

Our next funding cycle includes development of the Weight Management Clinical Core, providing resources for weight loss and weight management.


Principal Investigator - James O. Hill, PhD

Executive Committee
Robert Eckel, MD
Robert Schwartz, MD
Daniel H. Bessesen, MD
Richard Johnson, MD
Jacob (Jed) E. Friedman, PhD
Wendy Kohrt, PhD
Paul S. MacLean, PhD
Holly R. Wyatt, MD


Andra Price, NORC Administrator
Tim Goss, Center Coordinator

Metabolic Laboratory
Jacob (Jed) E. Friedman, Ph.D.

Energy Balance Laboratory
Wendy Kohrt, Ph.D.

Weight Management Clinical Core
Daniel H. Bessesen, M.D.
Holly R. Wyatt, M.D.