Ryan W Walker

Ryan W Walker, PhD, MS

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health

Ryan W. Walker, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a clinical obesity and type 2 diabetes scientist with expertise in clinical nutrition, exercise physiology and the genetics of metabolic disorders. He has extensive experience in clinical interventions. Dr. Walker is currently studying the early establishment of the infant gut microbiome and the role of intestinal bacteria in the etiology of obesity and related diseases. He has particular interests in the relationships between environmental factors (diet), microbiome and host health and the identification of modifiers of the gut microbiome to establish targets for interventions that improve health outcomes and prevent disease.