Dr. Kate Wolin is a co-founder of Coeus Health, which aims to speed the translation of research tested health and wellness programs from the lab to the real world. In the fall of 2014, Dr. Wolin became PI of an SBIR from NIDDK focused on making an evidence-based weight management program that easily integrates into a variety of settings. Kate is also a co-founder of Scale Down, a new weight loss program that leverages the science of self-regulation and daily self weighing to deliver clinically meaningful results. Dr. Wolin trained as an epidemiologist whose research focuses on the role of lifestyle in reducing risk of chronic diseases, like cancer, and on improving outcomes after a disease diagnosis. Much of her academic research has focused on the role exercise and obesity play in developing cancer and outcomes after a cancer diagnosis. She is a frequent presenter on wellness in community settings and news media (including the Dr. Oz show and Second Opinion). Dr. Wolin obtained her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Tufts University. She earned her doctorate in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, with minors in biostatistics and health behavior. Dr. Wolin is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, where she completed a fellowship in cancer epidemiology. Dr. Wolin was previously on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis / Siteman Cancer Center and Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. Kate gets that prevention isn’t always the first priority. Balance and practical advice are central to her messages. You can find Dr. Wolin on Twitter @drkatewolin.
Topics: Exercise; Health Disparities; Lifestyle and Cancer; and Obesity.