Kathleen Alanna Page, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 442 2806
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    Keck School of Medicine of USC2002Dean's Scholar Award
    National Institutes of Health2007  - 2014Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient
    Genentech2008Endocrine Fellows Travel Award Recipient
    Endocrine Society & Amgen2012Early Investigator Award
    Endocrine Society2012Outstanding Early Investigator Award
    Western American Federation of Medical Research2012Outstanding Young Investigator Award
    American Heart Association 2014Mark Bieber Outstanding Research Award

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    Dr. Kathleen “Katie” Page is a physician specializing in diabetes and childhood obesity at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She is an Assistant Professor and practicing Endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine at USC.

    Dr. Page has an active research program that seeks to understand the causes of obesity and diabetes so that more effective strategies can be developed for reducing the number of people affected by these health conditions. Diabetes and obesity are critical health topics to study as in the United States, more than 35% of adults and 17% of children are obese. Additionally, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes — this is a staggering 8.3% of the population. Her research has been recognized by awards from the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Association and the American Federation for Medical Research. She has active grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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    Neuroendocrine Systems involved in Early-life Programming for Obesity and Diabetes
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK116858Feb 13, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuroeconomics of sugars: Glucose vs. fructose effects on reward signaling
    NIH/NIDA R21DA042272Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Neural Mechanisms for Appetitive Responses to High Reward Foods
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK102794Dec 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neural mechanisms for obestity risk in children exposed to diabetes in utero
    NIH/NIDDK R03DK103083Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Maternal gestational diabetes in Hispanic youth: obesity and insulin resistance
    NIH/NIDDK K23DK092702Aug 2, 2011 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Getahun D, Page KA, Buchanan TA, Feldman K. Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes During Pregnancy and Risk of ADHD in Offspring. Diabetes Care. 2018 12; 41(12):2502-2508. PMID: 30373735.
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    2. Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Page K, Buchanan TA, Feldman RK. Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Risk of Autism in Offspring. JAMA. 2018 07 03; 320(1):89-91. PMID: 29936530.
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    3. Luo S, O'Connor SG, Belcher BR, Page KA. Effects of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Brain Response to High-Calorie Food Cues in Young Adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 03; 26(3):540-546. PMID: 29352524.
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    4. Dorton HM, Luo S, Monterosso JR, Page KA. Influences of Dietary Added Sugar Consumption on Striatal Food-Cue Reactivity and Postprandial GLP-1 Response. Front Psychiatry. 2017; 8:297. PMID: 29403396.
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    5. Luo S, Melrose AJ, Dorton H, Alves J, Monterosso JR, Page KA. Resting state hypothalamic response to glucose predicts glucose-induced attenuation in the ventral striatal response to food cues. Appetite. 2017 09 01; 116:464-470. PMID: 28551112.
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    6. Basu T, Bao P, Lerner A, Anderson L, Page K, Stanczyk F, Mishell D, Segall-Gutierrez P. The Effect of Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) on Cerebral Food Motivation Centers: A Pilot Study using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Contraception. 2016 10; 94(4):321-7. PMID: 27129935.
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    7. Luo S, Monterosso JR, Sarpelleh K, Page KA. Differential effects of fructose versus glucose on brain and appetitive responses to food cues and decisions for food rewards. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 19; 112(20):6509-14. PMID: 25941364; PMCID: PMC4443321.
    8. Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Walthall JC, Curry ES, Page K, Buchanan TA, Coleman KJ, Getahun D. Association of maternal diabetes with autism in offspring. JAMA. 2015 Apr 14; 313(14):1425-34. PMID: 25871668.
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    9. Spruijt-Metz D, O'Reilly GA, Cook L, Page KA, Quinn C. Behavioral contributions to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Apr; 14(4):475. PMID: 24604714; PMCID: PMC4001920.
    10. Page KA, Romero A, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH. Gestational diabetes mellitus, maternal obesity, and adiposity in offspring. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 164(4):807-10. PMID: 24388326; PMCID: PMC3962700.
    11. Gulanski BI, De Feyter HM, Page KA, Belfort-DeAguiar R, Mason GF, Rothman DL, Sherwin RS. Increased brain transport and metabolism of acetate in hypoglycemia unawareness. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep; 98(9):3811-20. PMID: 23796565; PMCID: PMC4425818.
    12. Luo S, Romero A, Adam TC, Hu HH, Monterosso J, Page KA. Abdominal fat is associated with a greater brain reward response to high-calorie food cues in Hispanic women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct; 21(10):2029-36. PMID: 23408738; PMCID: PMC3659193.
    13. Page KA, Sinha R, Sherwin RS. Differential effects of fructose and glucose on cerebral blood flow--reply. JAMA. 2013 May 01; 309(17):1769. PMID: 23632711.
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    14. Page KA, Reisman T. Interventions to preserve beta-cell function in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Apr; 13(2):252-60. PMID: 23371283; PMCID: PMC3595345.
    15. Page, KA, Chan,O, Arora, J, Belfort-DeAguiar, R, Dzuira, J, Roehmholdt, B, Cline, GW, Naik,S, Sinha, R, Constable, RT, Sherwin, RS .Effects of Fructose vs Glucose on Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Brain Regions Involved With Appetite and Reward Pathways. JAMA. 2013; 1(309):63-70.
    16. Page KA, Chan O, Arora J, Belfort-Deaguiar R, Dzuira J, Roehmholdt B, Cline GW, Naik S, Sinha R, Constable RT, Sherwin RS. Effects of fructose vs glucose on regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions involved with appetite and reward pathways. JAMA. 2013 Jan 02; 309(1):63-70. PMID: 23280226; PMCID: PMC4076145.
    17. Buchanan TA, Xiang AH, Page KA. Gestational diabetes mellitus: risks and management during and after pregnancy. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2012 Nov; 8(11):639-49. PMID: 22751341; PMCID: PMC4404707.
    18. Buchanan TA, Page KA. Approach to the patient with gestational diabetes after delivery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Dec; 96(12):3592-8. PMID: 22143829; PMCID: PMC3232630.
    19. Schafer RJ, Page KA, Arora J, Sherwin R, Constable RT. BOLD response to semantic and syntactic processing during hypoglycemia is load-dependent. Brain Lang. 2012 Jan; 120(1):1-14. PMID: 22000597.
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    20. Page KA, Seo D, Belfort-DeAguiar R, Lacadie C, Dzuira J, Naik S, Amarnath S, Constable RT, Sherwin RS, Sinha R. Circulating glucose levels modulate neural control of desire for high-calorie foods in humans. J Clin Invest. 2011 Oct; 121(10):4161-9. PMID: 21926468; PMCID: PMC3195474.
    21. Page KA, Buchanan TA. The vicious cycle of maternal diabetes and obesity: moving from "what" to "how" and "why". J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):872-3. PMID: 21481413.
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    22. Page KA, Williamson A, Yu N, McNay EC, Dzuira J, McCrimmon RJ, Sherwin RS. Medium-chain fatty acids improve cognitive function in intensively treated type 1 diabetic patients and support in vitro synaptic transmission during acute hypoglycemia. Diabetes. 2009 May; 58(5):1237-44. PMID: 19223595; PMCID: PMC2671041.
    23. Page KA, Arora J, Qiu M, Relwani R, Constable RT, Sherwin RS. Small decrements in systemic glucose provoke increases in hypothalamic blood flow prior to the release of counterregulatory hormones. Diabetes. 2009 Feb; 58(2):448-52. PMID: 19017765; PMCID: PMC2628619.
    24. Page K, Bergwitz C, Jaureguiberry G, Harinarayan CV, Insogna K. A patient with hypophosphatemia, a femoral fracture, and recurrent kidney stones: report of a novel mutation in SLC34A3. Endocr Pract. 2008 Oct; 14(7):869-74. PMID: 18996815; PMCID: PMC2773288.
    25. Page KA, Roehmholdt BF, Jablonski M, Mayerson AB. Development of thyroid storm after surgical resection of a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma. Endocr Pract. 2008 Sep; 14(6):732-7. PMID: 18996794.
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    26. Page KA, Dejardin S, Kahn CR, Kulkarni RN, Herold KC, Inzucchi SE. A patient with type B insulin resistance syndrome, responsive to immune therapy. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Dec; 3(12):835-40. PMID: 18026162.
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    27. Page KA, Connon SA, Giovannoni SJ. Representative freshwater bacterioplankton isolated from Crater Lake, Oregon. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Nov; 70(11):6542-50. PMID: 15528517; PMCID: PMC525233.