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Type 2 Diabetes Research

Type 2 diabetes already affects 20 million Americans and its prevalence is rising to epidemic proportions worldwide. At Hopkins, GIM research faculty with National Institutes of Health support are combating diabetes across a range of fronts including clinical, social, genetic, and molecular epidemiology, health services research, psychology and health behavior, and randomized, controlled trials. Our focus is on prevention of diabetes and its complications, by optimal application of available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies, and by the identification of novel risk factors that can be modified by drug treatment, behavior change, and/or public health policy. Hopkins GIM is proud to serve as a cross-roads for diabetes researchers across the Hopkins campus, including faculty from Endocrinology (Drs. Sherita Golden and Rita Kalyani), Nursing (Drs. Jerilyn Allen and Miyong Kim), and Pathology (Dr. Mark Halushka).

Information about GIM faculty working in this research area and their projects is provided below.

Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Research Interests: Clinical epidemiology and management of gestational diabetes

To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
Frederick Brancati, MD Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Epidemiology
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research   
Co-Principal Investigator, Look AHEAD Study  
Co-Investigator, Diabetes Prevention Program-Outcomes Study   
Research Interests: Obesity, fatty liver disease, bariatric surgery, randomized controlled trials  
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED     

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Director, NHLBI (T32) Training Grant in Behavioral Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Research Interests: Clinical psychology, psychometrics, behavioral intervention trials

To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

W. H. (Linda) Kao, PhD, MHS
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Co-Investigator, FIND Study
Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology of diabetes, obesity, diabetic kidney disease, burden of diabetes and its complications in African Americans
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, GIM Fellowship Program
Research interests: Individualized medicine for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, pharmacogenomics of type 2 diabetes, comparative effectiveness
To see publications abstracts: PUBMED

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical 
Research Interests: Epidemiologic methods, molecular epidemiology, meta-analysis
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

H.C. (Jessica) Yeh, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research 

Research Interests: Methods in epidemiology and controlled trials, clinical research mentorship, diabetes and novel complications, obesity
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Dhananjay (Jay) Vaidya, MBBS, PhD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Statistics, vascular properties, gender differences and hormonal influences, randomized clinical trials  
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

J. Hunter Young, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology    
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research   
Director, ICHABOD Study
Research Interests: Molecular and genetic epidemiology, physical anthropology, pathophysiology of hypertension in relation to obesity and diabetes
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

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