University of Washington School of Public Health

Mario Kratz - SPH Faculty Bio

Mario Kratz


Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Medicine - Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Office: M4-B402
Box 358080
Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention Program
1100 Fairview Ave N, PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7362

Research Interests

Dr. Kratz’s research focuses on the relationship between diet, obesity, and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers associated with obesity. Current projects are either controlled dietary intervention studies in humans to better understand how diet composition affects glucose homeostasis and liver fat, or clinical studies that aim to understand the biological mechanisms linking diet, obesity and chronic disease. All of these studies focus on chronic low-grade systemic inflammation and adipose tissue inflammation, a major factor in the etiology of many chronic diseases.

Clinical Expertise 
Dr. Kratz has more than 15 years of experience conducting clinical studies in a variety of human populations.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page


PhD   Nutritional Science, University of Bonn (Germany), 2001
MSc   Nutritional Science, University of Bonn (Germany), 1996

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