Diabetes; thyroid disease; obesity; pituitary disease; lipid disorders; adrenal diseases; adolescents with diabetes
Drug development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology
Thyroid funtion testing methodology
The Roe laboratory studies signal transduction mechanisms that regulate pancreatic beta cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
My research focuses on the psychosocial issues that affect patients with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. I have developed and tested effective and practical interventions for patients with diabetes, those at risk, and their partners, to help them achieve better physical health (e.g., control of blood sugar, weight) and quality of life. I have also studied the relationship between depression/anxiety and diabetes outcomes. My current NIH-funded project follows young adults with type 2 diabetes to better understand factors that affect medication adherence and healthcare usage, to design more effective behavioral interventions for this vulnerable group.
Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis