The division supports a substantial portfolio of culturally sensitive, lifestyle interventions to prevent or treat diabetes in diverse high-risk populations including African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. This research includes individual, family, and community-based strategies aimed at prevention of diabetes and its complications through lifestyle modifications. The link between behavior and physical health is an important focus of research. Approaches to improving health-related behaviors and to enhancing diabetes self-management and other aspects of diabetes care are supported both through RO1s and centers.
For more information, contact Dr. Sandy Garfield, Senior Advisor for Biometry and Behavioral Research Program or Dr Christine Hunter, Director, Diabetes and Obesity Behavioral Research Program.