Kathleen “Katie” Page

Kathleen “Katie” Page, MD, MS

Co-Director, Research Development


Dr. Page's primary role is to lead the SC CTSI Pilot Funding program. The SC CTSI Pilot Funding program continues to be a major catalyst for the development of new interdisciplinary research teams and projects across USC, CHLA and with other CTSA hubs.

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Professional Background

Dr. Katie Page is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. Her research program has two major components: (i) neuroendocrine regulation of appetite and feeding behavior; (ii) maternal-fetal programming for obesity and diabetes. Her research has been recognized by Outstanding Investigator Awards from the Endocrine Society (2012), Western American Federation for Medical Research (2012), the American Diabetes Association Pathway Accelerator Award (2013), the American Heart Association (2014), and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation (2019). She has received external grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Page earned her bachelor of science (B.S.) and medical degree (M.D.) at the University of Southern California, and a master of science (M.S) in physiology at the University of Oklahoma. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in Neuroimaging in Science. She joined the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California in 2009.

    Her long-term vision is to identify mechanisms and markers of disease in people at high risk for obesity and diabetes, whether related to in utero exposure to maternal metabolic disorders or other postnatal environmental influences, and to develop and test interventions to prevent obesity and its related complications.


    Dr. Page enjoys running, being outdoors, spending time family and friends, and drinking a strong cup of coffee.

    NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.