Mary Katherine Ray receives $120,000 grant for type 1 diabetes study

Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, received a grant of $120,000 by the National Institute of Health for a project titled “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team aims to explore the relationship between glucose variability and cognitive […]

Ebony Carter Receives Grant for Study on Group Prenatal Care Effects on Pregnancy Outcomes for Black Women

Ebony Carter, director of the Division of Clinical Research at the Washington University School of Medicine and a past WU-CDTR Pilot Recipient, received a $217,000 grant from the National Institute of Health for a project titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy”. Dr. Carter is known for her research involving […]

Exploring Intervention Strategies to Reduce SSB Consumption in Children 

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) are forms of liquid that contain any additive sugars and are usually popular as carbonated sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks today. Intervention strategies reducing availability of SSB at home prove to be more effective in reducing total consumption in children than intervention strategies that reduce availability of SSB outside of home […]

WU-CDTR Researchers Explore Dynamics Between Taxation and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

Cities that have enforced taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been effective in cutting down purchased amounts of SSB and promoting the purchase of water as substitutes according to a recent study, The Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes by Household Income: A Multi-City Comparison of Nielsen Purchasing Data., conducted by WU-CDTR members, Abigail R. Barker […]

WU-CDTR members contribute to white paper on strategies to improve outcomes for diabetes and obesity (Links to an external site)

At Part VI of its Transforming Healthcare in Missouri meeting series, the Center for Health Economics and Policy convened Missouri stakeholders for presentations on diabetes, obesity, and related health problems, and hosted breakout discussions on innovative ways to improve outcomes for Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries who experience these conditions. 

Salvo and Howell receive Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Award

Deborah Salvo, PhD (WU-CDTR) and Carrie Howell, PhD (UAB DRC) recently received a Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility award for their project: “Context matters: harnessing the CDTR/DRC network to examine the influence of community-level factors and of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes-related behaviors in emerging Latino communities.” Dr. Salvo and Howell will lead a […]

Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) disproportionally affects American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities as well as many Indigenous populations globally. In the recent Annual Review of Public Health article, titled “Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives,” Drs. Julie E. Lucero (PhD) and Yvette Roubideaux (MD, MPH) discuss the context behind, the […]

National Clinical Care Commission Report on COVID-19 and Diabetes to Congress

While COVID-19 has captured the headlines for over two years now, there are still parts of the story of health in the US that have not been heard. One of those untold stories is that the US is facing an “acute on chronic” syndemic; both COVID-19 and diabetes are overwhelming our health system, contributing to […]