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Marc-Andre Cornier, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Cornier has been on faculty at the University of Colorado with the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes since 2001. Prior to that he received his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he received a bachelor of science in Biomedical Engineering in 1987. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA where he received his medical degree in 1992. He went on to do his medical internship and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC with the Department of Internal Medicine from 1992 to 1995. He followed this with a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO which he completed in 1999. Dr Cornier is an active clinical and translational investigator with a primary interest in understanding the complex regulation of food intake and body weight. He is a member of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Dr. Cornier has also been on staff at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO since 1999 as a clinical endocrinologist and educator. He was also the medical director of the Exempla Lutheran Diabetes Center from 2002-2008. Dr Cornier has been an active volunteer in important health-related associations, such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, the Endocrine Society and the Obesity Society.


  • Obesity
  • Food Intake Regulation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Insulin Action

Selected Publications

  1. The Effects of Exercise on the Neuronal Response to Food Cues.
    Cornier MA, Melanson EL, Salzberg AK, Bechtell JL, Tregellas JR.
    Physiol Behav, 105:1028-1034, 2012.
  2. Assessing Adiposity: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
    Cornier MA, Despres JP, Davis N, Grossniklaus DA, Klein S, Lamarche B, Lopez-Jimenez F, Rao G, St-Onge MP, Towfighi A, Poirier P.
    Circulation, 124:1996-2019, 2011.
  3. Prevention of overweight/obesity as a strategy to optimize cardiovascular health.
    Cornier MA, Marshall JA, Hill JO, Maahs DM, Eckel RH.
    Circulation. 2011 Aug 16;124(7):840-50. Review. No abstract available.
  4. Biology's response to dieting: the impetus for weight regain.
    Maclean PS, Bergouignan A, Cornier MA, Jackman MR.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Sep;301(3):R581-600. Epub 2011 Jun 15. Review.
  5. Altered default network activity in obesity.
    Tregellas JR, Wylie KP, Rojas DC, Tanabe J, Martin J, Kronberg E, Cordes D, Cornier MA.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Dec;19(12):2316-21. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.119. Epub 2011 Jun 2.
  6. Is your brain to blame for weight regain?
    Cornier MA.
    Physiol Behav. 2011 Sep 26;104(4):608-12. Epub 2011 Apr 9. Review.
  7. Assessing food appeal and desire to eat: the effects of portion size & energy density.
    Burger KS, Cornier MA, Ingebrigtsen J, Johnson SL.
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Sep 25;8:101.
  8. Sex-based differences in the behavioral and neuronal responses to food.
    Cornier MA, Salzberg AK, Endly DC, Bessesen DH, Tregellas JR.
    Physiol Behav. 2010 Mar 30;99(4):538-43. Epub 2010 Jan 22.
  9. Early responses of insulin signaling to high-carbohydrate and high-fatoverfeeding.
    Adochio RL, Leitner JW, Gray K, Draznin B, Cornier MA.
    Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009 Sep 28;6:37.
  10. The effects of overfeeding on the neuronal response to visual food cues in thin and reduced-obese individuals.
    Cornier MA, Salzberg AK, Endly DC, Bessesen DH, Rojas DC, Tregellas JR.
    PLoS One. 2009 Jul 28;4(7):e6310.


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Medical Schools
MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine (1992)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1987)

Georgetown University Hospital Program (1993)

Residency Program
Georgetown University Hospital Program, Internal Medicine (1995)

University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (1999)






Jamie Bechtell

Professional Research Assistant


Elizabeth Thomas, MD

Endocrinology Fellow

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