The Next Generation of Diabetes Translation: A Path to Health Equity

A “new generation” of diabetes interventions is needed to translate evidence into practices that focus on eliminating disparities by addressing the social determinants of health, according to a leading expert from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “The past two decades have brought significant scientific advances in diabetes prevention and management, but […]

Home-Based Lifestyle Intervention Minimizes Maternal Weight Gain

Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new, interdisciplinary study from Washington University in St. Louis finds providing a home-based lifestyle intervention effectively minimizes excess maternal weight gain during pregnancy and through 12 months postpartum in underserved African-American women with […]

Brownson Installed as Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor

Ross C. Brownson has been installed as the Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. A ceremony was held March 26 in the Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. Brownson is an international leader in public health and the prevention of chronic disease – a “leader among leaders,” said […]

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika Receives 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, a distinguished scholar in the fields of public health nutrition and health disparities research, was recently awarded the 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award. She currently serves as research professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and is professor emerita of epidemiology […]

Dr. Cynthia Herrick Featured on STL Public Radio to discuss postpartum diabetes screening

Dr. Cynthia Herrick was recently featured on St. Louis Public Radio to discuss findings from her BMC Public Health article “Postpartum diabetes screening among low income women with gestational diabetes in Missouri 2010–2015.” Dr. Herrick shared her thoughts on the racial disparities observed in gestational and emphasized the need for programs that support women from pregnancy to […]

Dr. Ebony Carter receives ADA Pathway Grant

On February 15th, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the 2019 awardees for the Pathway to Stop Diabetes® grant program. CDTR member, Dr. Ebony Carter was named a Pathway Accelerator Awardee, receiving $1.625 million over the five-year grant term. The Pathway Accelerator Award is designed to support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves […]

Dr. Carter awarded K23 for pilot on prenatal care for diabetes

Dr. Ebony Carter has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award (K23) to study the impact of group prenatal diabetes care in improving health outcomes for low-income African-American women with type 2 and gestational diabetes. Carter’s pilot program, Diabetes Centering Pregnancy (Diabetes CP),  seeks to work with women with increased risks of developing post-partum cardiovascular […]

Haire-Joshu Honored at 2018 Founders Day Celebration

  Congratulations to our Center Director, Dr. Haire-Joshu, who was among four Washington University faculty members to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award at the University’s annual Founder’s Day celebration. The Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize outstanding commitment to the intellectual and personal development of students. Awardees also demonstrate distinguished service to the Washington University community while […]

McBride Named Bernard Becker Professor

On November 5th, Tim McBride was installed as the Bernard Becker Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. McBride is an influential health policy analyst and leading health economists who has helped to shape the national agenda on various health related issues. He currently studies the effects of health reform at the state and […]

Tabak and PAT Continue Collaboration with 5-Year NIH Grant

This August, Dr. Rachel Tabak received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the impact of Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught at Home (HEALTH), a lifestyle modification intervention which addresses obesity and chronic disease prevention in young mothers. Tabak, who serves as lead for the Dissemination and Implementation in […]