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Kara Mohr is an internationally known facilitator, educator, researcher, and thought leader in the areas of positive behavior change, permanent weight loss and optimizing exercise to maintain ideal body weight. Named one of America’s top weight loss doctors by Prevention Magazine, Kara is a frequently consulted expert for national media and a blogger for US News & World Reports. She is also an expert contributor for Reebok and ReebokONE.


For more than 20 years, she has been teaching, researching, and motivating people worldwide to live healthier lives. She has spoken globally on such topics as  strategies for engaging your best self, changing eating behaviors and overcoming barriers to exercise. Kara is widely published and has conducted extensive scientific research on the role of exercise for long-term weight loss, behavioral strategies for energy management, and weight gain prevention. 


Kara is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. At the University of Louisville, Kara served as an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences and as co-coordinator of the exercise physiology graduate program. At the University of Pittsburgh, she was a research assistant professor and assistant director of the Physical Activity & Weight Management Research Center.  She was also a research associate at the Miriam Hospital at Brown University Medical School Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.


Kara earned a BS in psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and an MS and PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Louisville, KY with her husband Chris and two daughters.

Kara MohR 

  • PhD Exercise Physiology
  • MS Exercise Physiology
  • BS Psychology
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