Collaboration is crucial to the mission of the CDTR. Learn more about our regional and national partners here.

The Council on Black Health (CBH)

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika

The Council on Black Health (the Council, or CBH) is the new identity for the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), which has been in existence for over 15 years. AACORN has been a premier research organization that develops and distributes information about ways to improve the health of Black Americans, with a focus on health and health equity issues related to food, physical activity, obesity, and body weight, and related health problems.  CBH is a longstanding CDTR collaborator, given the specific focus on obesity and obesity-related risk behaviors, social determinants, and health outcomes. As the SDBA core, all CDTR members benefit from the expertise and collaborative efforts with CBH to address disparities in diabetes translation.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Dr. Yvette Roubideaux

The NCAI is the oldest and largest Native organization in the country, representing the 567 federally-recognized tribes, dozens of state-recognized tribes, and hundreds of American Indian/Alaska Native citizens and scholar members from across the country. The NCAI works to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States, and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives. As a core of the CDTR committed to eliminating disparities, NCAI benefits all CDTR investigators dedicated to working with AI/AN communities.

University of Missouri at Columbia

Dr. Eduardo Simoes and Dr. Mihail Popescu

The University of Missouri is a regional resource to CDTR investigators working to advance the development and application of healthcare informatics in translational diabetes research. Our partnership is the outgrowth of ‘scientific synergies’ among investigators located at the University of Missouri and participating in a CDTR supported consortium targeting health informatics, communication, and journalism addressing real-world diabetes translation. Through the HIDR core, investigators benefit from the interactions, expertise, and resources needed to ensure excellence in the conduct of health informatics translational research in diabetes.