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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

Katherine received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-medical Sports Medicine from Samford University in 2008. Her undergraduate research focused on muscle atrophy associated with spinal cord injury, where she analyzed data from Dr. Scott Bickle's lab at UAB. 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 during a submaximal walking test in African American and European American women who underwent an exercise and weight loss intervention. After completing her master's at UAB, Katherine began coordinating two clinical research studies in the Nutrition Sciences Department at UAB which incorporate diet and exercise intervention. She will continue her study in the Nutrition Sciences PhD. program at UAB. Her research interest involves ethnic disparities in the etiology of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; and exercise physiology.

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 –
Primary Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD; co-mentors: Xujing Wang, PhD; Andrea Cherrington, MD.