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Webinar: Will Telehealth Lessen or Widen the Gap in Black-White Disparities: New questions for translational research in diabetes control

March 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

Join the Center for Diabetes Translation Research – Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans Core for a webinar on Tuesday, March 16th, at 2 PM EST

Presented by  Bryan Batch, MD, MHS of Duke University

Bryan Batch, MD, MHS

Presenter Bio: Dr. Bryan Batch is a clinician scientist and practicing adult endocrinologist who has clinical expertise in type 2 diabetes, obesity and lipid disorders. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2000; completed her Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at Boston University Medical Center in 2004; and after completing an Endocrine Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in 2007, she joined the faculty at Duke University. She is currently in the Endocrine Section for the Durham VA Health Care System and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at Duke University Medical Center. The overarching goal of Dr. Batch’s research is to develop innovative, effective strategies to reduce race and gender disparities in obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Her research portfolio includes projects focused on the design and implementation of behavioral weight loss interventions, implementation of diabetes self-management interventions through use of mobile health technologies and incorporation of telehealth/telemedicine technologies to aid in diabetes care delivery.

Webinar Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly expanded the use of telemedicine, remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunication technology, for care delivery. Telemedicine has appeared especially promising in the management of chronic diseases, such as type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which require consistent monitoring and adjustment to be optimally controlled. This webinar will provide a review of the current state of knowledge regarding the impact of telemedicine on diabetes outcomes and on disparities in diabetes care, identify the current gaps in knowledge with regard to delivery of diabetes care via telemedicine, and discuss barriers to telemedicine that can exacerbate known disparities in diabetes outcomes. Dr. Batch will conclude by discussing opportunities for future research that can inform clinical care and reduce disparities in diabetes.