Dr. Martin Kohlmeier


Nutrition in Medicine/Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians. UNC Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dept. Nutrition.


Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, after medical school and residency training, completed graduate studies in bioinformatics, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine at Heidelberg University, at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nutrition Research in Dortmund, and later at the Free University in Berlin. He holds a faculty appointment in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is principal investigator at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, and visiting fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge University, UK..

He has initiated the Train Nutrition Trainers (TNT) network of medical nutrition educators at the American Society for Nutrition and is director of the Nutrition in Medicine project at UNC. He has contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous computer-based multimedia programs, which are used by most US medical schools.

He investigates what inherited differences mean for nutrient metabolism and how genetic information can support better nutrition decisions. Current work focuses on tailored nutrition for improving muscle performance.
For more than forty years he has developed innovative software tools for personalized nutrition guidance. Current versions operate on computers as well as mobile devices.