Fostering the next generation of diabetes research to achieve health equity.

The WU-CDTR is a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis, the Council on Black Health, housed at Drexel University, and the University of Missouri, Columbia. We work to support a national network of investigators conducting cutting-edge research on the root causes of diabetes inequities.

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Core services

Our research cores offer a range of services that support and enhance diabetes translation research for our members.

Tools and resources

We have a curated library of research toolkits and webinars that can benefit your work.

Upcoming events

Research highlights

3rd Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute Summer 2022

Save the Date: July 26-30, 2022 “At the Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) 5-day Summer Training Institute, participants get a hands-on introduction to systems science methods that enhance the social impact of health and social science research. Led by experienced systems science scholars, this in-depth training institute will focus on four major systems science methods: Agent-based Modeling, Group […]

NIDDK webinar: Addressing the individual social needs of patients with diabetes

On the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s Diabetes Discoveries and Practice Blog, HCSN Core Lead Matthew Kreuter discusses how health care professionals can address the individual social needs of patients who have diabetes and share resources to help identify patients’ needs.  Take a moment to check it out.

WU-CDTR Director co-leads ADA review on the social determinants of health and diabetes

On November 2nd, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a scientific review addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and diabetes.   Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) Director, Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RD, co-chaired the ADA-convened writing committee which sought to understand the impact of addressing SDOH on diabetes risk and outcomes, as well as the impacts of interventions on these determinants. The committee focused on […]