Dr. Choi received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 1995. Afterwards, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco. In 1999, she joined the faculty in the psychiatry department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and then joined the faculty at Marquette University in October of 2007.
Dr. Choi’s research investigates the central mechanisms of feeding behavior, body weight regulation and metabolism. Our lab examines how the brain alters hunger, food intake, and subsequently body weight. The results of our studies will provide a broader picture of how organisms regulate and maintain their energy balance and respond to the external environment. In addition, they will add to the basic foundation towards understanding health problems such as obesity, eating disorders, metabolic disorders, and depression and contribute to the development of more effective therapeutic strategies.