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Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S.

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Director, Inpatient Diabetes Management Service

Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinology, Lipid Disorders

Research Interests: Diabetes and Depression; Diabetes Epidemiology; Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-9270

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-0993
Fax: 410-367-2042


Dr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Golden's current research focuses on studying the neuroendocrine response to chronic psychological stress as a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She has authored and co-authored over 100 original articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetes and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. She is a former Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Faculty Career Development Award recipient and her current research is funded through the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She is the director of the Johns Hopkins Inpatient Diabetes Management Service and serves as Chairperson of the Glucose Steering Committee for Johns Hopkins Hospital. more


  • Director, Inpatient Diabetes Management Service
  • Professor of Medicine



  • MD; Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1994)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1997)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Endocrinology (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism (2000, 2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Selected from >50.

Golden, S., Peart-Vigilance, C., Kao, L., Brancati, F. Peri-Operative Glycemic Control and the Risk of Infectious Complications in a Cohort of Adults with Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care 1999;22(9):1408-1414.

Golden, S. H., Maguire, A., Ding, J., Crouse, J. R., Cauley, J. A., Zacur, H., Szklo, M. Endogenous Post-menopausal Hormones and Carotid Atherosclerosis: A Case-Control Study of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Cohort. American Journal of Epidemiology 2002; 155:437-445.

Golden, S. H., Folsom A. R., Coresh, J., Sharrett, A. R., Szklo, M., Brancati, F. L. Risk Factor Clusters Related to Insulin Resistance and Their Synergistic Effects on Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study. Diabetes, 2002; 51:3069-3076.

Golden, S. H., Wang, N., Brancati, F. L, Meoni, L. A., Klag, M. J. Blood Pressure in Young Adulthood and the Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Middle Age. Diabetes Care, 2003; 26:1110-1115.

Golden, S. H., Williams J. C., Ford, D. E., Yeh, H., Sanford C., Nieto J., Brancati F. L. Depressive Symptoms and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Diabetes Care, 2004; 27:429-435.

Selvin, E., Marinopoulos, S., Berkenblit, G., Rami, T., Brancati, F. L., Powe, N., Golden, S. H. Meta-analysis: Glycated Hemoglobin and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Mellitus. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004; 141(6):421-431.

Golden, S. H., Ding, J., Szklo, M., Inez-Schmidt, M., Duncan, B., Dobs, A. Glucose and Insulin Components of the Metabolic Syndrome are Associated with Hyperandrogenism in Post-menopausal Women: The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2004; 160:540-548.

Golden SH, Hill-Briggs F, Williams K, Stolka K, Mayer RS. Management of Diabetes During Acute Stroke and Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005; 86:2377-2384.

Golden SH, Williams JC, Ford DE, Yeh H, Sanford C, Nieto J, Brancati FL. Anger Temperament is Modestly Associated with the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2006; 31(3):325-332.

Golden SH, Ouyang P, Dobs AS, Vaidya D, Szklo M, Gapstur S, Kopp P, Liu K. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Glucose Tolerance Status in Post-menopausal Women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2007; 92:1289-1295.

Golden SH, Malhotra S, Wand GS, Brancati FL, Ford D, Horton K. Adrenal Gland Volume and Dexamethasone Suppressed Cortisol Correlate with Total Daily Salivary Cortisol. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2007; 92:1358-1363.

Golden SH, Lee H, Fitzpatrick A, Diez Roux A, Schreiner PJ, Szklo M, Lyketsos C. The Association Between Depression and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Psychosomatic Medicine, 2007; 69:529-536.

Mezuk B, Eaton WW, Golden SH, Ding Y. Depression and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: The Influence of Educational Attainment. American Journal of Public Health, 2008;98(8):1480-1485.

Golden SH, Lazo M, Carnethon M, Bertoni AG, Schreiner PJ, Diez Roux AV, Lee H, Lyketsos C. A Bi-Directional Association Between Depression and Diabetes Mellitus? The Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, JAMA, 2008;299(23):2751-2759.

Mezuk B, Eaton W, Albrecht S, Golden SH. Depression and Type 2 Diabetes over the
Lifespan: A Meta-Analysis, Diabetes Care, 2008;31(12):2383-2390.

Golden SH, Bennett WL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Wilson LM, Barone B, Gary TL, Bass E, Nicholson WK. Characteristics of the Antepartum Oral Glucose Tolerance Test as Predictors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review, Gender Medicine, 2009;6:109-122.

Golden SH, Robinson KA, Saldanha I, Anton B, Ladenson PW. Prevalence and Incidence of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in the United States: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2009; 94(6):1853-1878.

Activities & Honors


  • Summa cum laude, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • C. Richard Bowman Scholar, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society
  • Trudy Bush Fellowship, for Cardiovascular Research in Women's Health
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Hugh P. McCormick Family Professorship in Endocrinology and Metabolism


  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Endocrine Society
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