Dr. Annie Caldwell is a psychologist whose career is driven by a desire to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Appreciating that weight management is affected by many factors including development, psychology, physiology, and environment, her work spans disciplines to better understand the reasons that weight loss and long-term management are difficult for some, but not others. Ultimately, her work is aimed at translating this understanding into more effective and lasting behavior change interventions to reduce obesity and improve health and well-being.
Dr. Caldwell was recognized as 1 of 25 Emerging Luminaries in Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism by the School of Public Health at Indiana University in 2019. She has made significant theoretical contributions to the applications of evolutionary theory to understanding physical activity, eating behavior, and obesity, and was invited to contribute a sole authored Springer Brief book published in 2016, Human Physical Fitness and Activity: An Evolutionary and Life History Perspective. She has traveled to 25 countries so far, including fieldwork research with an indigenous population in the lowlands of Bolivia in 2007 and 2013. She looks forward to visiting many more in the years to come.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Colorado, School of Medicine 2016-2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biological Anthropology – Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology, Emory University, 2014-2015
PhD, Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2013
MS, Psychology, University of New Mexico 2011
BS, Psychology, University of New Mexico 2005