As one of eight NIDDK-funded Centers for Diabetes Translation Research, we focus on translating interventions that have demonstrated efficacy into real-world healthcare settings, communities, and populations at-risk, leveraging in this effort the immense scientific resources of multiple NIH and other funded centers relevant to the prevention of type 2 diabetes at Washington University.

Our Mission

To eliminate disparities in diabetes by translating, disseminating, implementing, and sustaining evidence-based research findings into real-world settings. We are the intellectual home to investigators conducting rigorous diabetes translational research focused around two interacting scientific themes:

  1. The root causes of diabetes and disparities;
  2. The prevention of obesity as a major contributing cause of type 2 diabetes.