The Section of Diabetes and Endocrinology research is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with diabetes, growth and physical maturation problems and disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as those of the testes and ovaries.

Areas of Interest

  • Family and developmental factors impacting psychological and physical health outcomes in youth with Type I and Type II diabetes
  • TODAY study, a multicenter, national study investigating treatment regimens for adolescent patients with Type 2 diabetes
  • Diagnosis, endocrine treatment, genetics and psychological factors in disorders of sexual development
  • Hormonal regulation of nutrient oxidation and metabolic control of glucose and protein metabolism
  • Regulation of glucose production and gluconeogenesis in normal children and in children with Type I and Type II diabetes and obesity
  • Metabolic and molecular regulation of human lactation
  • Disorders of sex development and developing practice guidelines in the area of sexual differentiation disorders
  • Improving outcomes of diabetic patients by promoting regeneration of the insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells
  • Improving outcomes of diabetic patients by promoting regeneration of the insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells
  • Pathogenesis of pediatric diabetes