Katherine Heimburger Ingram, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Office: Prillaman Hall 4016

Phone: 470-578-6891

E-mail: khingram@kennesaw.edu


Curriculum Vitae



Academic Degrees




Exercise Physiology

Georgia State University




Exercise Physiology

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




Sport Management

Tulane University



Professional Experience




Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University



Postdoctoral Fellow, Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Postdoctoral Fellow, Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Recent Professional Activities



Recent Publications:
V Pisprasert, KH Ingram, MF Lopez-Davila, AJ Munoz, WT Garvey.  Limitations in the Use of Indices Employing Glucose and Insulin Levels to Predict Insulin Sensitivity: Impact of Race and Gender and Superiority of the Matsuda Index in African American Males.  Diabetes Care, in process.


Ingram KH, Hill H, Moellering DR, Hill BG, Lara-Castro C, Newcomer B, Brandon LJ, Ingalls CP, Penumetcha M, Rupp JC, Garvey WT. "Skeletal muscle lipid peroxidation and insulin resistance in humans." J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jul;97(7):E1182-6.


Ingram KH, Lara-Castro C, Gower BA, Makowsky R, Allison DB, Newcomer BR, Munoz AJ, Beasley TM, Lawrence JC, Lopez-Ben R, Rigsby DY, Garvey WT. "Intramyocellular lipid and insulin resistance: differential relationships in European and African Americans." Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jul;19(7):1469-75.



Published Abstracts and Presentations:

KH Ingram, B Gower, G Hunter.  Parity and race influence relationships among fitness, central fat accumulation, and insulin sensitivity. Med Sci Sports Exerc; 44 (5 Suppl), 2012.


KH Ingram, KA Kaiser, O Affuso, TL Cox, F Abbas, TM Beasley, G Cutter, DB Allison.  Predictors of dropout rates in recent obesity RCTs.  Obesity, 19 (1), S182, 2011.


KA Kaiser, O Affuso, KH Ingram, TL Cox, F Abbas, G Cutter, DB Allison.  Is Intervention Intensity Related to Participant Dropout Rates in Obesity Randomized Controlled Trials? Obesity, 19 (1), S181, 2011.


O Affuso, TL Cox, K Kaiser, K Ingram, H Robertson, F Abbas, DB Allison.  Reporting quality of pediatric obesity randomized controlled trials - a preliminary analysis.  Obesity, 19 (1), S110, 2011.


KH Ingram, R Makowsky, G Hunter, B Gower.  Change in insulin sensitivity with weight gain is determined by fatness better than by fitness.  Med Sci Sports Exerc; 43 (5 Suppl), 2011.


GB Chen, KH Ingram, G de los Campos, N Yi, XY Lou, D Pomp and DB Allison. A two-step modeling strategy for testing and estimating genetic susceptibility to the ill-effects of adiposity: Illustration in an outbred F2 mice population.  Int J Obesity: S2: 21, 2011. 


Kaiser KA, Affuso O, Ingram KH, Cox TL, Abbas F & Allison DB. Is intervention intensity related to dropout rates in diet/supplement randomized controlled trials (RCTs)? Obesity Reviews, 12 (Suppl. 1): 21-37, 2011. 


KH Ingram, LJ Brandon, CP Ingalls, JC Rupp, M Penumetcha, WT Garvey.  Skeletal muscle HNE is related to insulin resistance in sedentary individuals.  FASEB J.; 24 (Suppl), 2010.


Affuso O, Kaiser K, Cox TL, Robertson H, Ingram K & Allison DB. A preliminary analysis of the association of run-in periods with drop-out rates and weight loss in obesity randomized controlled trials. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1): 288, 2010.


Cox TL, Affuso O, Kaiser K, Ingram K, Robertson H & Allison DB. Reporting quality of obesity randomized controlled trials: A preliminary review. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1): 335, 2010. 

K Heimburger, C Lara-Castro, B Newcomer, A Shiflett, D Rigsby, WT Garvey.  Racial differences in intramyocellular lipids and their relationships to metabolic traits. Obesity; 15 (9 Suppl), 2007.


KD Heimburger and LJ Brandon. Is BMI a good predictor of fatness? Med Sci Sports Exerc; 39 (5 Suppl), 2007.


LJ Brandon and K Heimburger. Comparison of the relationship of BMI, percent fat and skinfolds with blood pressure. Med Sci Sports Exerc; 39 (5 Suppl) S374-S375, 2007.


JC Rupp, MS Green, BT Corona, KD Heimburger, PR Pullen, AS Everest.  Physiological predictors of 10 kilometer running performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc; 39 (5 Suppl), 2007.



Professional Interests



Obesity assessment and intervention, body fat distribution and insulin resistance, metabolomics in diabetes, gestational obesity, gestational diabetes, exercise interventions in pregnancy.


Teaching Responsibilities



HPS 4150 Nutrition