Emily Cooper | MD
Dr. Cooper is the Medical Director and Founder of the Cooper Center for Metabolism and Seattle Performance Medicine. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Sports Medicine. She focuses on disease prevention–in her twenty-five years in practice, she has never had a patient develop type 2 diabetes while under her care. She became fascinated with the science of metabolism more than fifteen years ago when she realized that the metabolic system influences a multitude of body processes which depend on its healthy function.
She does not subscribe to the typical ‘calories in, calories out’ explanations which fail to recognize the medical complexities of weight issues and overlook the enormous body of research related to neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate weight, appetite, and metabolism. Her book, The Metabolic Storm, details the scientific basis of her approach.
Dr. Cooper also founded the Diabesity Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to effective medical care for those suffering from diabesity. As Medical Director of DI, she provides educational outreach to both healthcare professionals and the general public. She is currently working on an educational series for healthcare providers through the Diabesity Institute and has written a companion manual, Science-Based Clinical Evaluation, and Treatment of Diabesity.