Carolyn Bramante

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Jill Charles
Phone: 612-624-0468

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 ( 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.

Click here for more information on Long Covid research

Research Interests
Remotely delivered clinical trials
Early treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection and prevention of Long Covid
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


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Residency
Johns Hopkins Hospital
T32 Clinical Research, General Internal Medicine, Fellowship
Johns Hopkins

Honors and Recognition

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

Selected Publications

Naggie S, Boulware DR, Lindsell CJ, et al., 2023. Effect of Higher-Dose Ivermectin for 6 Days vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2023
Bramante CT, Huling JD, Tignanelli CJ, et al., Randomized Trial of Metformin, Ivermectin, and Fluvoxamine for Covid-19. The New England journal of medicine, 2022; 387(7):599-610
McCarthy MW, Naggie S, Boulware DR, et al., Effect of Fluvoxamine vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2023; 329(4):296-305
Chan LE, Casiraghi E, Laraway B, et al., Metformin is associated with reduced COVID-19 severity in patients with prediabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract., 2022; 194:110157
Bramante CT, Johnson SG, Garcia V, et al., Diabetes medications and associations with Covid-19 outcomes in the N3C database: A national retrospective cohort study. PloS one, 2022;17(11):e0271574
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: 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: 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: 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.