New Approaches in Understanding and Treating Obesity

  • Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism

  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology

  • Director, U-M Metabolomics and Obesity Center

  • Director of the Taubman Institute

Dr. Burant’s clinical and research interests are centered on metabolic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes,and related metabolic disorders. His research has improved our understanding of the metabolic changes associatedwith obesity and weight loss, and it is also supporting the identification of clinically useful therapies forsuccessfully losing and maintaining weight loss.