Katherine Balantekin, PhD, RD
T32 Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Katherine Balantekin, PhD, RD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. Balantekin received her PhD in nutritional sciences from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015, her MS in clinical nutrition from the University at Buffalo in 2011, and her BA in biological sciences and Nutrition from Cornell University in 2008. She completed her dietetic internship at the University at Buffalo. Her primary research interests include risk factors for the use of unhealthy weight control behaviors among overweight and obese adolescent girls, the intergenerational transmission of weight control behaviors, and the shared risk factors between obesity and eating disorders. Balantekin is also interested in the role of parents and parent feeding practices in both the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.