Mark Pereira
Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building
Mailing Address:

1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mark Pereira, PhD, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


Member, Healthy Weight Research Center


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
MS, Exercise Science University of Massachusetts
BS, Exercise Science University of Massachusetts


My research focuses on the cause and epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, which is a costly, debilitating, and prevalent disease, yet it is highly preventable. My interest has long been steeped in the role of physical activity and nutrition in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic risk factors. Because of their close relation to type 2 diabetes, my work also involves investigations into obesity and cardiovascular disease.


Chronic diseases, food & nutrition, genetics, exercise, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, physical activity, epidemiology .

Awards and Recognition

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Minnesota Council of Graduate Students, 2012

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