Associate Professor Catia Martins
Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Dr. Martins has a first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Porto University (Portugal), a M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition from Roehampton University (UK) and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Medicine from Surrey University (UK). She worked at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2021, where she held a Full Professorship position in Obesity and Metabolism since 2019. In 2022 she took an Associate Professor position at the department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham in the U.S.

Prof. Martins’ research focuses on the impact of weight loss, induced by diet, exercise or bariatric surgery, on energy metabolism and appetite control. Her group has shown that the increased drive to eat and reduced energy expenditure seen in the reduced-obese state are a normalization towards a lower body weight and not drivers of relapse.