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Corinna Koebnick, PhD, MSc

Research Scientist II

Division of Behavioral Resarch




Dr. Corinna Koebnick is a nutrition scientist and obesity researcher whose work focuses on the prevention and treatment of obesity in children, adolescents, and young adults. Her research examines critical issues such as the health consequences of obesity. She also studies ways to optimize the health services provided to individuals with obesity.

Dr. Koebnick pursues a strong interest in molecular epidemiology. She is currently investigating the interactions between diet and adipokines. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Koebnick led the efforts for Southern California to build a Kaiser Permanente Research Bank across all regions of Kaiser Permanente.

Areas of Focus

  • Obesity and chronic disease epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Primary care-based behavioral interventions
  • Pediatric hypertension


PhD, Nutrition Science
University of Giessen
Giessen, Germany
MSc, Nutrition Science and Home Economics
University of Giessen
Giessen, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • Cancer Research Network Scholarship for New Investigator
  • Research Fellowship Award, German Research Foundation
  • European Nutrition Leadership Program Alumni
  • Stoll-Vitae Foundation Research Fellowship