Welcome to the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR)
Washington University, The National Congress of American Indians, and Missouri School of Journalism have combined our effort and expertise to eliminate disparities in Type II diabetes research by translating evidence-based interventions to diverse communities.
We are a regional and national resource for member investigators committed to translating interventions that have demonstrated efficacy into real world health care settings, communities, and populations at risk.
Our center is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, 1P30DK092950.
Our center is pleased to introduce Dr. Jenine Harris as our featured investigator. Dr. Harris received her PhD from Saint Louis University and is an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Program at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Harris’ work focuses on the use of systems approaches and network methods to understand and strengthen the public health system. She is interested in how local health departments use new media as a tool to translate and disseminate evidence about public health programs like diabetes. Through her membership in the WU-CDTR, Dr. Harris participates in works-in-progress meetings where investigators workshop current research and ideas with other center members, and she receives WU-CDTR core support for her new project. Click here to learn more about Dr. Harris' work.