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Meet Our Team

Our talented team of brilliant researchers and experienced, caring medical professionals is bringing medical discoveries from the laboratory to the community for further testing through clinical trials in an effort to tackle some of today’s biggest health problems – obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Steven R. Smith, MD

Scientific Director

Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD

Senior Investigator 

Richard E. Pratley, MD

Senior Investigator 

Paul M. Coen, PhD

Investigator 

Lauren M. Sparks, PhD

Investigator

Heather Cornnell, PhD

Senior Research Scientist- Imaging

Karen D. Corbin, PhD, RD

Investigator

Stephanie Parsons, PhD

Research Scientist - Muscle and Energy Metabolism 

 

Elvis Alvarez Carnero, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Adeline Divoux, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Maria F. Pino, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Robert Standley, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow