Justin Ryder, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Justin Ryder

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-3893

Office Address:
Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
717 Delaware St. SE
Room 370H
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
717 Delaware St. SE
1932K - Room 370H
Minneapolis, MN 55414

PhD, Interdisciplinary Program: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Justin Ryder, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Ryder is a clinical translational pediatric obesity researcher with 2 primary research focuses: 1) To understand the underlying mechanisms of how obesity effects chronic disease risk, specifically cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease, in order to improve risk-stratification; 2) To develop and evaluate novel treatments (i.e. pharmacotherapy and surgery) for obese youth in an effort to reduce chronic disease risk (i.e. fatty liver diseases and cardiovascular disease). Dr. Ryder is active within the obesity society and the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium. In his “leisure”-time he enjoys exploring on his bike and trying new food and craft beer.