Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Carolyn Bramante

Contact Info

Office Address:
717 Delaware Street SE
Room 184
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
717 Delaware St SE
Room 166 717 Del
1932F
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Jill Charles

Administrative Phone
612-624-0468

Administrative Email
jcharles@umn.edu

Additional Locations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Core Faculty, Program in Health Disparities Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Core Faculty, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine


Internist; Pediatrician; Obesity Medicine Doctor


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

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.

Awards & Recognition

  • ACTS Outstanding Trainee: Early (Faculty) Career Development Award, 2021
  • CTSI Travel Award, awarded by community and faculty, 2019
  • KL2 Career Development Award, CTSI, 2019
  • Living the Hopkins Mission honoree, Johns Hopkins, 2018
  • Idoreyin Montegue Award for Public Engagement, Johns Hopkins
  • General Internal Medicine Housestaff Research Award, Honorable Mention, Johns Hopkins
  • Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Outstanding Medical Student Award, University of Minnesota
  • Leonard Two Student Humanism in Medicine Award, University of Minnesota
  • Neal Gault Honorary Scholarship, University of Minnesota
  • Presidential Student Leadership and Service Award, University of Minnesota
  • Mary McEvoy Award for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota.

Professional Associations

  • The Obesity Society
  • Society for General Internal Medicine
  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science
  • The American Diabetes Association

Research

Research Summary/Interests

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

Publications

List of publications

Selected Publications

Bramante CT, Lee G, Amsili SS, Linde JA, Phelan SM, Appel LJ, Bennett WL, Clark JM, Gudzune KA.Minority and low-income patients are less likely to have a scale for self-weighing in their home: A survey in primary care.Clin Obes.2020 May 7;:e12363.doi: 10.1111/cob.12363.[Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 32383356.

Bramante CT, Raatz S, Bomberg EM, Oberle MM, Ryder JR.Cardiovascular Risks and Benefits of Medications Used for Weight Loss.Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019; 10:883.doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00883.eCollection 2019.Review.PubMed PMID: 32010059; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6974445.

Bramante CT,McTigue KM, Lehmann HP, Clark JM, Rothenberger S, Kraschnewski J, Lent M, Herring SJ, Conroy MB, Mccullough J, Bennett WL. Understanding primary care patients’ self-weighing habits: Cohort Analysis from the PaTH Clinical Data Research Network. JGIM. 2019. In press.

Fox CK, Gross AC, Bomberg EM, Ryder JR, Oberle MM, Bramante CT,Kelly AS. Severe Obesity in the Pediatric Population: Current Concepts in Clinical Care. Current Obesity Reports.2019. Sept;8(3).

Bramante CT, Thornton RLJ, Bennett WL, Zhang A, Wilson R, Bass E, Tseng E. Systematic Review of Natural Experiments for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control. Am J Prev Med. 2019. Jan;56(1):147-158. PMIC 30573143.

Bramante, CT, Spiller P, Landa MM. Fish consumption during pregnancy: an opportunity not a risk. JAMA Pediatric. 2018. July 23. PMID: 30039174.

Bramante CT, Clark JM, Gudzune KA. Access to a scale and self-weighing habits among public housing residents. Clinical Obesity. 2018. Aug;8(4):258-264. PMID: 2985253.

Bramante CT, King MM, Story M, Whitt-Glover MC, Barr-Anderson DJ. Employee and Supervisor Perspectives on the feasibility of implementing 10-minute Physical Activity Videos in the Workplace. Work: a journal of prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. 2018;59(4):491-499. PMID: 29733047.

Bramante CT, Lee CJ, Gudzune. Management of Obesity in Patients with Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum. 2017. Nov;30(4): 237-243. PMID 29151713

Bramante CT, King MM, Story M, Whitt-Glover MC, Barr-Anderson DJ. Employee and Supervisor Perspectives on the feasibility of implementing 10-minute Physical Activity Videos in the Workplace. Work: a journal of prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. 2014 Nov;128(11):1033-5. PMID 25443103

Feigal J, Park B, Bramante C, Menk J, Nordgaard C, Song J. Homelessness and discharge delays from an urban safety net hospital. Public Health. 2014 Nov;128(11):1033-5. PMID 25443103

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Medical student and resident teaching

Clinical

Clinics

Pediatric Weight Management Clinic;Weight Loss Clinic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine 

Clinical Interests

Obesity Treatment and prevention; Anti-obesity pharmacotherapy