Collaboration is crucial to the mission of the CDTR. Learn more about our regional and national partners here.

African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika

AACORN is a collaborative network of approximately 70 established and emerging scholars and community-based research partners located in 20 different states. AACORN members are primarily Black Americans and the organizational strategy includes leveraging the credibility and perspectives Black American researchers and research partners to facilitate more relevant, community engaged, high impact intervention research. AACORN is a longstanding WU-CDTR collaborator, given the specific focus on obesity and obesity-related risk behaviors, social determinants, and health outcomes. As the SBDA core, all WU-CDTR members benefit from the expertise and collaborative efforts with AACORN to address disparities in diabetes translation. Website

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Dr. Malia Villegas and Dr. Jeffrey Henderson

The NCAI is the oldest and largest Native organization in the country, representing the 567 federally-recognized tribes, dozens of state-recognized tribes, and hundreds of American Indian/Alaska Native citizens and scholar members from across the country. The NCAI works to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States, and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives. As a core of the WU-CDTR committed to eliminating disparities, NCAI benefits all WU-CDTR investigators dedicated to working with AI/AN communities. Website

University of Missouri at Columbia

Dr. Eduardo Simoes and Dr. Mihail Popescu

The University of Missouri is a regional resource to WU-CDTR investigators working to advance the development and application of healthcare informatics in translational diabetes research. Our partnership is the outgrowth of ‘scientific synergies’ among investigators located at the University of Missouri and participating in a WU-CDTR supported consortium targeting health informatics, communication, and journalism addressing real-world diabetes translation. Through the HIDR core, investigators benefit from the interactions, expertise, and resources needed to ensure excellence in the conduct of health informatics translational research in diabetes. Website

Washington University Collaborators

Other Centers for Diabetes Translation Research