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.

As the lead for the Solutions for Diabetes in Black Americans core, I see this role as a rubric for finding ways to transfer what we do know about broader solutions to other researchers who are interested in being effective in this space.

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Tools and resources

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

Core services

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

Upcoming events

Research highlights

Call for potential mentors! – WashU NIDDK STEP-UP program

On behalf of Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD, MSCI, Dominic Reeds,MD and Rita Brookheart,PhD, —  Mentors needed! We invite you to serve as a potential mentor for the Short Term Research Experience to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) Program! Sponsored by the NIDDK and under the direction of WashU clinician-researchers,  the STEP-UP program introduces young investigators under-represented in medicine (URiM) to medical research related to […]

Announcing the Manuscript Development Guide: Streamline Your Research Publication Process!

The Manuscript Development Guide (MDG) is an exciting new resource designed to simplify and optimize the manuscript development process for faculty researchers. Streamline Your Manuscript Development: Discover a hassle-free way to develop your research manuscripts with the Manuscript Development Guide Try the Manuscript Development Guide Today: How to navigate the MDG The MDG is structured […]

Call for Papers: Promotion of Health and Wellness in Early Childhood Settings

Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024 Dr. Dianne Stanton Ward’s immeasurable impact on countless lives throughout her distinguished career is a testament to her role as both a visionary leader and an exceptionally dedicated collaborator. Her ambition, dependability, and innovative thinking not only defined her character, but also laid the foundation of her pioneering research […]

Applications Open: 2024 Systems Science for Social Impact – Summer Training Institute

Applications are open for the 5th annual Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) Summer Training Institute, to be held from August 12 – 16, 2024 at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In this five-day training, participants will get a hands-on introduction to systems science methods with a focus on five main tracks: Intro to […]