Dr. Holly Wyatt
Dr. Wyatt has served as National Program Director for the Centers for Obesity Research and Education (CORE). Research interests include studies aimed at understanding whether energy metabolism is altered in obese individuals and in individuals who are successfully maintaining weight loss.
Additional research interests include measuring resting energy expenditure, fat oxidation, total energy expenditure and activity levels in the National Weight Control Registry’s (NWCR) long-term reduced weight population. Dr. Wyatt studies how diet composition affects long-term success in weight loss maintenance. She has studied subjects who are losing weight with the Atkins Diet (low carbohydrate) vs. a low fat, high carbohydrate diet. She has investigated diet composition, exercise patterns and breakfast consumption in the NWCR.
She received her MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed both an internal medicine residency and an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology.
Dr. Wyatt has received both a National Service Research Award and a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health. She is the medical director of a weight management program developed at The Center for Human Nutrition called The Colorado Weigh.