Talia Hitt is an instructor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on all endocrine issues, with a particular focus in pediatric diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity.
Dr. Hitt received her undergraduate degree from Colby College, after which she performed research in genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Hitt then attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she obtained a dual M.D./M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) degree. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, Dr. Hitt was awarded a prestigious grant from the Pediatric Endocrine Society to support her research in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Hitt also received a second clinical research master’s degree (Master of Science in Health Policy Research) from the University of Pennsylvania during her fellowship.
Dr. Hitt’s research focus is on pediatric type 2 diabetes: its development, progression and innovative therapies. She is studying the relationship between insufficient sleep and type 2 diabetes in adolescents. In 2021, Dr. Hitt was awarded a supplemental award to a 2018 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases R01 award studying cardiometabolic risk among South Asian adolescents compared with African American and white peers. Dr. Hitt has additionally studied the clinical implementation of new therapeutics in pediatric diabetes care.
Dr. Hitt is affiliated with the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association.