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 achieve equity in the prevention and treatment of diabetes by translating research findings to practice and populations

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.