Being raised by grandparents may increase risk for childhood obesity

By Neil Schoenherr  Grandparental child care is linked to a roughly 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the Brown School. (Photo by Johnny Cohen on Unsplash) Grandparental child care is linked to nearly a 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the […]

CDTR Members Contribute to Special Issue for Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences

In October 2017, research experts in obesity and diabetes prevention – including CDTR Director Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu, SDBA Core Lead Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika and CDTR Member Dr. Monica Baskin – convened at the National Institutes of Health to engage in a workshop to brainstorm new research directions for eliminating disparities in obesity and type 2 […]

CDTR Partner, Council on Black Health, Receives RWJF Award

CDTR partner, the Council on Black Health (CBH), was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $785,000.  The grant will support an inter-organizational partnership to advance health and wellness for Black children and families.  The award was received in collaboration with the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 100 Black Men of […]
Stakeholders identify future directions for diabetes translation research to achieve health equity

Stakeholders identify future directions for diabetes translation research to achieve health equity

In a recent study conducted by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR), stakeholders in public health research and practice identified 10 priority areas for advancing diabetes translation research towards the goal of health equity in diabetes prevention and control. To identify priority areas, the CDTR used concept mapping with input from center-affiliated investigators and […]

Maternal and infant health takes center stage at 12th Annual Institute for Public Health Conference

On October 30th, the Washington University Institute for Public Health (IPH), convened local and national researchers, public health practitioners, and community partners for the 12th Annual IPH Conference, “Healthy Moms, Health Babies: Paving the Path to Reproductive Equity.” During the full day event, co-hosted by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR), attendees participated in […]
CDTR member in the News: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson in JPHMP

CDTR member in the News: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson in JPHMP

Dr. Ross Brownson, CDTR Associate Director and Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis, is featured in a recent interview with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP). In the interview, Brownson, who also directs the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and serves as […]

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 […]

NIH Grant to Fund Study on How Communities Address Diabetes

Congratulations to Drs. Amy McQueen and Matt Kreuter who recently received an NIH grant to examine the impact of addressing unmet basic needs among Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes.     This collaborative, interdisciplinary study will involve partnering with the Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Medicaid health plan that provides coverage to more than 465,000 in the state of […]

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 […]

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 […]