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Sarah Katherine Sweatt

Chelsea R Singleton Webb Building Department of Nutrition Sciences Rm 427
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Office: 205-975-9629

Full CV

Katherine received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-medical Sports Medicine from Samford University in 2008. Katherine then went on to receive a Masters of Art in Education in Exercise Physiology at UAB. Her master's thesis evaluated the accuracy of perceived exertion over weight loss and weight regain in African American and European American. She was accepted into the Nutrition Sciences PhD program at UAB in 2012. Her research interests involve macronutrient energy metabolism, ethnic disparities in the etiology of chronic metabolic disease, and physical activity and exercise physiology.


  1. 2012: UAB Nutrition and Obesity Research Center “Creativity is a Decision” Prize Recipient
  2. 2013: UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences Ronald Weinsier Support Fund “Effect of resistant starch on postprandial polymorphonuclear cell response to oxidative stress and antioxidiozidant gene expression.” (PI: SK Sweatt; 03/18/13-Present; $7,500 Annual Direct Costs).
  3. 2013: UAB Nutrition and Obesity Research Center “Creativity is a Decision” Prize Recipient
  4. 2015: American Society of Nutrition Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Group Travel Award


  1. Sweatt SK, Agne A, Willig A, Powell J, Cherrington A. Physical activity patterns of Latinas living in Alabama. Racial and Ethnic Disparities. February 12, 2015.

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 08/01/2012 - 2016
Primary Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD; Co-mentors: Andrea Cherington, MD; Gordon Fisher, PhD.