Carolyn Bramante
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Credentials
MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Biography

Bio

Administrator Info
Name: Jill Charles
Phone: 612-624-0468
Email: jcharles@umn.edu

Summary
Dr. Bramante's research focuses on remotely delivered interventions to improve health in children and adults with overweight and obesity. This research includes remotely delivered clinical trials that assess interventions that may prevent severe COVID-19 and Long-COVID (covidout.umn.edu). Dr. Bramante also researches ways to assist daily health management at home, such as weight management interventions for children and adults seeking obesity treatment. Dr. Bramante sees patients in the comprehensive pediatric and adult weight management clinics. The M Health Fairview Comprehensive Weight Management Clinic treats each patient individually, acknowledging that obesity and weight loss are very complicated. Both clinics offer medication management, which is often indicated to address dysregulated pathways in the energy-regulatory systems that lead to excess weight so that lifestyle changes can be effective.

Research Interests
Remotely delivered clinical trials
Early treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection and prevention of Lo
Metabolic syndrome
Anti-obesity pharmacotherapy
Cardiovascular disease disparities
Gestational weight gain and women's health
Dual-generation obesity interventions

Teaching Summary

Medical student and resident teaching

Clinical Summary

Obesity Treatment and prevention; Anti-obesity pharmacotherapy

Honors and Recognition

Early (Faculty) Career Development Award, Association for Clinical and Translational Science
2021
CTSI Travel Award, University of Minnesota Clinical & Translational Science Institute
2019
Living the Hopkins Mission Honoree, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2018
General Internal Medicine Housestaff Research Award Honorable Mention, The David Levine Award, Johns Hopkins
2015
Neal Gault Honorary Scholarship
2012
Leonard Two Student Humanism in Medicine Award
2012
Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Outstanding Medical Student Award
2012
Presidential Student Leadership & Service Award
2010
Mary McEvoy Award for Public Engagement
2009
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Lee, G., Amsili, S. S., Linde, J. A., Phelan, S. M., Appel, L. J., Bennett, W. L., Clark, J. M., Gudzune, K. A., 2020. Minority and low-income patients are less likely to have a scale for self- weighing in their home: A survey in primary care. Clinical Obesity, (e12363):
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12363 PubMed ID: 32383356.
Bramante, C. T., Raatz, S., Bomberg, E. M., Oberle, M. M., Ryder, J. R., 2020. Cardiovascular Risks and Benefits of Medications Used for Weight Loss.. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10 883.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00883 PubMed ID: 32010059.
Fox, C. K., Gross, A. C., Bomberg, E. M., Ryder, J. R., Oberle, M. M., Bramante, C. T., Kelly, A. S., 2019. Severe Obesity in the Pediatric Population: Current Concepts in Clinical Care. Current Obesity Reports, 8 (3):
PubMed ID: 31054014.
Bramante, C. T., McTigue, K. M., Lehmann, H. P., Clark, J. M., Rothenberger, S., Kraschnewski, J., Lent, M. R., Herring, S. J., Conroy, M. B., McCullough, J., Bennett, W. L., 2019. Understanding Primary Care Patients' Self-weighing Habits: Cohort Analysis from the PaTH Clinical Data Research Network.. Journal of general internal medicine, 34 (9): 1775-1781.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05153-w PubMed ID: 31313111.
Bramante, C. T., Thornton RLJ, Bennett, W. L., Zhang, A., Wilson, R. F., Bass, E. B., Tseng, E., 2019. Systematic Review of Natural Experiments for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control.. American journal of preventive medicine, 56 (1): 147-158.