Faculty Research

  • Barbara Feuerstein, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes; thyroid disease; obesity; pituitary disease; lipid disorders; adrenal diseases; adolescents with diabetes

  • George Holz, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Drug development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  • Roberto Izquierdo, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus

  • Lewis Johnson, MD, CDE
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology

  • Colin Leech, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Lauren Lipeski, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Thyroid funtion testing methodology

  • Michael Roe, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    The Roe laboratory studies signal transduction mechanisms that regulate pancreatic beta cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.

  • Irene Sills, MD
    Emeritus
    Research Interests:

    Type 1 Diabetes

  • Susan Stred, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:


     

  • Paula Trief, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    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. 

  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis