Katie Meyer, ScD

Nutritional and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiologist

Dr. Katie Meyer is a nutritional and cardiovascular disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on diet-related health behaviors and nutritional risk factors for cardiometabolic disease. She is a recent recipient of a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study the gut microbiome, nutrient metabolites, and cardiovascular disease in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA).

Aging, Diabetes, Genomics, Heart Disease and Stroke, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Obesity, Public Health Studies (Design, Conduct and Analysis)


ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2002
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1997
BA, Art History, Macalester College, 1993


Research Team


Anju Lulla, PhD : <h4>Research Associate, Meyer Lab</h4>

Anju Lulla, PhD

Research Associate, Meyer Lab


Anju Lulla, PhD joined the NRI as a Research Associate in August 2018. She received her Phd from St. John’s University, NY, in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus in pharmacology. Prior to joining NRI, Anju was a research assistant at UNC Charlotte in the Bioinformatics Department. She brings with her expertise in bioinformatics and statistical analyses of genomic and microbiome data. She is working with Dr. Katie Meyer to study associations between nutritional metabolites, gut microbiome and cardiovascular health.

Jon Shea : <h4>Research Associate, Meyer Lab</h4>

Jon Shea

Research Associate, Meyer Lab


Jon Shea joined the Nutrition Research Institute in the summer of 2017 as a research associate. He is a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics program.  He has worked in several labs working on research in single cell sequencing studying the transcriptomic changes in yeast and c. elegans as well as plant metabolites using HPLC and mass spectrometry.  He is currently studying the gut microbiome and its connection to cardiovascular health with Dr. Katie Meyer.