Lisa Chow

Division Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Preceptor, Medical Scientist Training Program (Combined MD/PhD Training Program)
Faculty, PhD Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology
Program Director, T32 Research Training Program, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Administrator Info
Fax: 612-626-3133
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 101, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Lisa Chow finished medical school at the University of Minnesota in 1999 and completed an internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. She joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and completed a Master's in Clinical Research in 2011. Dr. Chow is actively engaged in clinical research and is especially interested in the effects of lifestyle intervention (dietary changes, exercise) to treat insulin resistance and diabetes. She is also highly interested in mentoring the next generation of scientists by serving as the Director of the T32 training program for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota.

Research Summary

The effects of lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) on insulin resistance and diabetes

Clinical Summary

Bone; Diabetes; Osteoporosis

Honors and Recognition

Pennock Family Land Grant Chair in Diabetes Research
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Best Doctors for Women, Minnesota Monthly
Internal Medicine Residency Outstanding Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Janet M.Glasgow Achievement Award
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Malaeb, S., Harindhanavudhi, T., Dietsche, K., Esch, N., Manoogian ENC, Panda, S., Mashek, D., Wang, Q., Chow, L. S., 2020. Time-Restricted Eating Alters Food Intake Patterns, as Prospectively Documented by a Smartphone Application.. Nutrients, 12 (11):
doi: PubMed ID: 33167321.
Chow, L. S., Manoogian ENC, Alvear, A., Fleischer, J. G., Thor, H., Dietsche, K., Wang, Q., Hodges, J. S., Esch, N., Malaeb, S., Harindhanavudhi, T., Nair, K. S., Panda, S., Mashek, D. G., 2020. Time-Restricted Eating Effects on Body Composition and Metabolic Measures in Humans who are Overweight: A Feasibility Study.. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 28 (5): 860-869.
doi: PubMed ID: 32270927.
Shepherd, S. O., Strauss, J. A., Wang, Q., Dube, J. J., Goodpaster, B., Mashek, D. G., Chow, L. S., 2017. Training alters the distribution of perilipin proteins in muscle following acute free fatty acid exposure.. Journal of Physiology, 595 (16): 5587-5601.
doi: PubMed ID: 28560826.
Chow, L. S., Mashek, D. G., Wang, Q., Shepherd, S. O., Goodpaster, B. H., Dube, J. J., 2017. Effect of acute physiological free fatty acid elevation in the context of hyperinsulinemia on fiber type-specific IMCL accumulation.. J Appl Physiol (1985), 123 (1): 71-78.
Chow, L. S., Bosch, T. A., Bantle, A. E., Wang, Q., Hughes, J., Odegaard, A., Carnethon, M. R., Ryder, J., Kelly, A. S., Schreiner, P., 2016. Twenty year fitness trends in young adults and incidence of prediabetes and diabetes: the CARDIA study.. Diabetologia, 58 (6): 1160-1166.