MEDB Faculty

Kathleen Alanna Page, MD
Kathleen Alanna Page, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine
BMT B11 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Kathleen “Katie” Page is a physician specializing in diabetes and childhood obesity at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She is an Assistant Professor and practicing Endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine at USC.

Dr. Page has an active research program that seeks to understand the causes of obesity and diabetes so that more effective strategies can be developed for reducing the number of people affected by these health conditions. Diabetes and obesity are critical health topics to study as in the United States, more than 35% of adults and 17% of children are obese. Additionally, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes — this is a staggering 8.3% of the population. Her research has been recognized by awards from the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Association and the American Federation for Medical Research. She has active grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

American Heart Association : Mark Bieber Outstanding Research Award, 2014

Endocrine Society: Outstanding Early Investigator Award, 2012

Endocrine Society & Amgen: Early Investigator Award, 2012

Western American Federation of Medical Research: Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2012

Genentech: Endocrine Fellows Travel Award Recipient, 2008

National Institutes of Health: Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient, 2007-2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Dean's Scholar Award, 2002

Children Exposed to Maternal Obesity or Gestational Diabetes Mellitus During Early Fetal Development Have Hypothalamic Alterations That Predict Future Weight Gain Diabetes Care. 2019 Aug; 42(8):1473-1480. . View in PubMed

Hemoglobin A1c Levels During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring JAMA. 2019 Jun 09. . View in PubMed

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes During Pregnancy and Risk of ADHD in Offspring Diabetes Care. 2018 Oct 29. . View in PubMed

Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Risk of Autism in Offspring JAMA. 2018 Jun 23. . View in PubMed

Effects of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Brain Response to High-Calorie Food Cues in Young Adults Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Mar; 26(3):540-546. . View in PubMed

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes During Pregnancy and Risk of ADHD in Offspring Diabetes Care. 2018 12; 41(12):2502-2508. . View in PubMed

Effects of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Brain Response to High-Calorie Food Cues in Young Adults Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 03; 26(3):540-546. . View in PubMed

Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Risk of Autism in Offspring JAMA. 2018 07 03; 320(1):89-91. . View in PubMed

Resting state hypothalamic response to glucose predicts glucose-induced attenuation in the ventral striatal response to food cues Appetite. 2017 Sep 01; 116:464-470. . View in PubMed

Resting state hypothalamic response to glucose predicts glucose-induced attenuation in the ventral striatal response to food cues Appetite. 2017 09 01; 116:464-470. . View in PubMed

Influences of Dietary Added Sugar Consumption on Striatal Food-Cue Reactivity and Postprandial GLP-1 Response Front Psychiatry. 2017; 8:297. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) on Cerebral Food Motivation Centers: A Pilot Study using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contraception. 2016 Oct; 94(4):321-7. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) on Cerebral Food Motivation Centers: A Pilot Study using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contraception. 2016 10; 94(4):321-7. . View in PubMed

Differential effects of fructose versus glucose on brain and appetitive responses to food cues and decisions for food rewards Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 19; 112(20):6509-14. . View in PubMed

Association of maternal diabetes with autism in offspring JAMA. 2015 Apr 14; 313(14):1425-34. . View in PubMed

Behavioral contributions to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Apr; 14(4):475. . View in PubMed

Gestational diabetes mellitus, maternal obesity, and adiposity in offspring J Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 164(4):807-10. . View in PubMed

Abdominal fat is associated with a greater brain reward response to high-calorie food cues in Hispanic women Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct; 21(10):2029-36. . View in PubMed

Increased brain transport and metabolism of acetate in hypoglycemia unawareness J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep; 98(9):3811-20. . View in PubMed

Differential effects of fructose and glucose on cerebral blood flow--reply JAMA. 2013 May 01; 309(17):1769. . View in PubMed

Interventions to preserve beta-cell function in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Apr; 13(2):252-60. . View in PubMed

Effects of fructose vs glucose on regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions involved with appetite and reward pathways JAMA. 2013 Jan 02; 309(1):63-70. . View in PubMed

Effects of Fructose vs Glucose on Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Brain Regions Involved With Appetite and Reward Pathways JAMA. 2013; 1(309):63-70. . View in PubMed

Gestational diabetes mellitus: risks and management during and after pregnancy Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2012 Nov; 8(11):639-49. . View in PubMed

BOLD response to semantic and syntactic processing during hypoglycemia is load-dependent Brain Lang. 2012 Jan; 120(1):1-14. . View in PubMed

Approach to the patient with gestational diabetes after delivery J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Dec; 96(12):3592-8. . View in PubMed

Circulating glucose levels modulate neural control of desire for high-calorie foods in humans J Clin Invest. 2011 Oct; 121(10):4161-9. . View in PubMed

The vicious cycle of maternal diabetes and obesity: moving from "what" to "how" and "why" J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):872-3. . View in PubMed

Medium-chain fatty acids improve cognitive function in intensively treated type 1 diabetic patients and support in vitro synaptic transmission during acute hypoglycemia Diabetes. 2009 May; 58(5):1237-44. . View in PubMed

Small decrements in systemic glucose provoke increases in hypothalamic blood flow prior to the release of counterregulatory hormones Diabetes. 2009 Feb; 58(2):448-52. . View in PubMed

A patient with hypophosphatemia, a femoral fracture, and recurrent kidney stones: report of a novel mutation in SLC34A3 Endocr Pract. 2008 Oct; 14(7):869-74. . View in PubMed

Development of thyroid storm after surgical resection of a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma Endocr Pract. 2008 Sep; 14(6):732-7. . View in PubMed

A patient with type B insulin resistance syndrome, responsive to immune therapy Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Dec; 3(12):835-40. . View in PubMed

Representative freshwater bacterioplankton isolated from Crater Lake, Oregon Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Nov; 70(11):6542-50. . View in PubMed

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