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Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Research

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The Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism leads the pursuit of biomedical discovery related to diabetes, endocrine and metabolic disorders. Our faculty are leaders in laboratory, clinical and population-based research supported by the National Institutes of Health, private organizations and philanthropy. Our cutting-edge research is making breakthroughs in the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes, obesity, metabolic bone diseases, metabolic effects of HIV infection or cystic fibrosis, thyroid cancer, pituitary and reproductive disorders.

About Our Research

  • The EDM Basic Research Laboratories comprise leading researchers from multiple fields and disciplines, working together to better understand the impact of endocrine and metabolic function and dysfunction on the body and the brain.  Our new wing of research laboratories located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus greatly expands our ability to address the fundamental concepts behind energy metabolism, and underscores our commitment to leading basic research in this area.  As always, our laboratories are strategically housed near our hospitals and clinics to facilitate interactions between researchers and physicians, with the goal of rapidly translating our research findings to improved health care.

  • The Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism leads the pursuit of biomedical discovery related to endocrine and metabolism disorders.  Our research is making breakthroughs in diabetes prevention, the effects of HIV infection, the treatment of thyroid cancer and much more.  Through our divisions Clinical Trials Unit, we are able to bring the latest treatments to our patients, as our highly trained and experienced staff provides the resources and expertise needed to support our investigators in achieving their research goals.



    Male and Female Endocrinology



    Research Staff

    • Adrianne Allen, Medical Assistant, Clinical Trials Unit
    • Nan Ji, Research Assistant/Data Analyst
    • Tom Mitchell, Senior Research Assistant, Clinical Trials Unit
    • Tracy Whittington, Senior Research Program Coordinator
    • Evonne Utsey, Research Program Assistant II
  • Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions in the US and abroad. Other endocrine diseases, like hypothyroidism and osteoporosis are also extraordinarily common. Patient- and population-oriented researchers with expertise in these conditions are urgently required. With this need in mind, in 2002, we established a training program at Johns Hopkins devoted to clinical and epidemiologic research in diabetes and endocrinology and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Ten years later, it remains the only one of its kind in the US. The training program accepts three pre-doctoral students and three post-doctoral fellows per year and leads them to the MHS or PhD in clinical epidemiology or clinical investigation. The goals of our training program are:

    1. To recruit a diverse group of young trainees in endocrinology (post-docs) and epidemiology (pre-docs) from a national pool of talent attracted to Johns Hopkins.
    2. To enroll them in rigorous, thesis-bearing Masters' and PhD programs in Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    3. To expose them to a strong team-oriented, multi-disciplinary clinical and epidemiologic research culture in the Welch Center—the premier educational home for clinical research training at Johns Hopkins.
    4. To guide each trainee to an experienced, NIH-funded mentor who will take responsibility for the successful completion of a significant thesis project.

    The strengths of this program include:

    1. Strong existing diabetes and endocrine research collaborations between the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research (Welch Center); the School of Public Health; and the School of Nursing
    2. Outstanding thesis-based degree programs in Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation at the School of Public Health
    3. Outstanding clinical expertise in diabetes and endocrine disorders
    4. Seasoned mentors experienced in grooming young scientists for academic careers, and
    5. High-caliber trainees wanting to pursue clinical and epidemiologic research careers related to diabetes and other endocrinology disorders.


    Read more on the T32 website.

    View our Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinical Research Mentors

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