Micah Battson

Battson, Micah


Aging/Gerontology Issues, Eating Disorders, Health and Wellness, Nutrition


Dietary patterns and individual nutrients on health and disease, Aging, Obesity, Diabetes, Gut microbiome, Metabolism, Cardiovascular disease

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Nutrition

Email: mbattson@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-0990


Micah Battson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include the impact of dietary patterns and individual nutrients on health and disease, aging, obesity, diabetes, gut microbiome, metabolism, and cardiovascular disease. Battson teaches Introduction to Nutrition; Macronutrients in Health and Disease; and Vitamins, Minerals, and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease.

He was an affiliate professor at MSU Denver before becoming an associate professor last fall. Before coming to MSU Denver, Battson worked as the vice president for research fellow at Colorado State University. He was also a lead graduate teacher and a graduate research assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder.

His doctorate research at CSU focused on the interaction among diet, the gut microbiome, and cardiovascular physiology in the setting of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Battson received his doctorate in Food Science and Human Nutrition from CSU in 2018, a master’s in Integrative Physiology from CU Boulder in 2014, and a bachelor’s in Biochemistry magna cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles in 2010.