Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Gudzune is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gudzune attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she received her doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees. She completed her training in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. After residency, Dr. Gudzune engaged in additional weight management training and completed a clinical research fellowship within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Her research focuses on the impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how factors in the physical and social environments influence body weight. Her research has been featured in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. She also currently practices as a weight management specialist at the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center.
- Gudzune KA, Beach MC, Roter DL, Cooper LA (2103) Physicians build less rapport with obese patients. Obesity (Silver Spring) 21(10):2146-52.
- Gudzune KA, Bleich SN, Richards TM, Weiner JP, Hodges K, Clark JM (2013) Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization. Obesity (Silver Spring) 21(7):1328-34.
- Gudzune KA, Monroe AK, Sharma R, Ranasinghe PD, Chelladurai C, Robinson KA (2014) Effectiveness of combination therapy with statin and another lipid-modifying agent as compared to intensified statin monotherapy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 160(7):468-76.
- Gudzune KA, Bennett WL, Cooper LA, Bleich SN (2014) Perceived judgment about weight can negatively influence weight loss: a cross-sectional study of overweight and obese patients. Prev Med 62:103-7.
- Gudzune KA, Bennnett WL, Cooper LA, Clark JM, Bleich SN (2014) Prior doctor shopping resulting from differential treatment correlates with differences in current patient-provider relationships. Obesity (Silver Spring) 22(9):1952-5.
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