NIDDK Advisory Council: Members

Griffin P. Rodgers
Rodgers, Griffin P., M.D.
Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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Carethers, John, M.D.
Member until Dec. 2025
Adjunct Professor
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA 92093
Photo of David D'Alessio
D'Alessio, David A., M.D.
Professor and Director
Division of Endocrinology
Duke University Medical
Photo of Cindy Davis
Davis, Cindy, Ph.D.
National Program Leader
Human Nutrition Agriculture Research Service
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Edwards, Dawn P.
Member until Dec. 2024
Patient Advocate and Educator
The Rogosin Institute
NxStage Medical Company
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Haire-Joshu, Debra, Ph.D.
Member until June 2024
Joyce Wood Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
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Kruger, Davida, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM
Member until Dec. 2025
Henry Ford Medical Center - NCO
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and
Mineral Disorders  
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Maher, Jacquelyn, M.D.
Member until Dec. 2025
Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, San Francisco General Hospital
Director UCSF Liver Center
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco 
Photograph of Karl Malik
Malik, Karl F., Ph.D.
Executive Secretary
Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
and Kidney Diseases 
Photo of Mark Nelson
Nelson, Mark T., Ph.D.
Member until June 2024
University Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
University of Vermont
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Norris, Keith C. M.D.
Member until Dec. 2024
Division of General Internal Medicine and
Health Services Research
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
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Penson, David F., M.D., MPH
Member until June 2024
Professor of Urology
Department of Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
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Rooker, Ceciel
Member until June 2024
President and Executive Director
International Foundation for
Gastrointestinal Disorders 
Photo of Kathleen M. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Sakamoto, Kathleen M., M.D., Ph.D.
Member until June 2024
Shelagh Galligan Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Scherer, Philipp E. Ph.D.
Member until Dec. 2024
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone
Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research
Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center
Interim Chair, Department of Cell Biology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Photo of Elizabeth Seaquist
Seaquist, Elizabeth, M.D.
Member until Dec. 2025
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research
University of Minnesota
Stewart, Ian J., M.D.
Professor of Medicine/Air Force Colonel
David Grant Medical Center
Clinical Investigation Facility
Last Reviewed February 2024