Catherine Weikart Yeckel PhD

Associate Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public HealthDiabetes Research Center

Research Interests

Obesity; Insulin resistance; Exercise physiology and metabolism;Metabolic Syndrome; Autonomic Nervous System; Inorganic arsenic metabolism; Cardiovascular risk more...


  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1983
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Galveston, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Kunrath J, Gurzau, E; Gurzau A; Goessler W, Gelmann ER, Thach T, *McCarty KM; *Yeckel CW. Blood pressure hyperreactivity: An early cardiovascular risk in normotensive men exposed to low-to-moderate inorganic arsenic in drinking water. Journal of Hypertension Feb, 31(2):361-9. 2013. *= equal contribution as Senior Author
  • Lin SF, Fan X, Yeckel CW, Weinzimmer D, Mulnix T, Gallezot JD, Carson RE, Sherwin RS, and Ding YS. Ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of the norepinephrine transporter ligand [(11)C]MRB for brown adipose tissue imaging. Nucl Med Biol. 39(7): 1081-6. Epub May 15, 2012.
  • DiPietro, L , Dziura, J, Yeckel CW. Relation between abdominal obesity and early-phase hyperglycemia is modulated by hepatic insulin resistance in healthy older women. Diabetes Care. 33:165-167, 2010.



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