Katie is half the woman she used to be and that's a good thing! Realizing she wanted to be around for many years to see her grandchildren grow, Katie decided to make a dramatic lifestyle change toward healthy living. She was one of the first candidates in line when Duke’s insurance decided to cover gastric bypass. At the age of 58, she weighed in at 360 pounds and took 22 prescriptions a day. Now at the age of 61, Katie takes just 4 prescriptions a day, eats more fruits and veggies, and walks several times a week. She is now one of the healthiest members at SSRI!
If you work at the same place for over 20 years, you know it's a good fit. Katie has worked on the Medical Center side, as well as the university side, and has been a member of the SSRI team for the past four years as a grants administrator. She works primarily with the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness.