Core Investigators

Core investigators at the CCDTR include researchers conducting diabetes translation studies as well as investigators with content expertise, methodological skills, and resources to support our work.

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Many of the core investigators have been with the CCDTR for years. In addition, we are always seeking to recruit senior and junior investigators from within and outside the University of Chicago who can enhance the translational research and expand the skill base of the core. Trainees have had NIDDK T32, NIDDK F32, NIDDK T35, and AHRQ T32 support.

Our core investigators from the University of Chicago include:

Habibul Ashan
Vineet Arora
Arshiya Baig
George Bakris
Graeme Bell
John Blair
Deborah Burnet
John Cacioppo
Julia Caldwell
Kathleen Cagney
Eugene Chang
Arlene Chapman
Marshall Chin
Kao-Ping Chua
Emil Coccaro
Rena Conti
Scott Cook
Andrew Davis
Constance Drossos
David Ehrmann
Bernard Ewigman
Robert Gibbons
Melissa Gilliam
Rita Gorawara-Bhat
Siri Greeley
Ashley Haddad
Erin Hanlon

Donald Hedeker
Megan Hisingh-Scheetz
Michael Howell
Elbert Huang
Daniel Johnson
Andrea Kass
Karen Kim
Andrea King
Kristen Knutson
Tamara Konetzka
Rajlakshmi Krishnamurthy
Neda Laiteerapong
Diane Lauderdale
Edward Laumann
Sang Mee Lee
David Leibovitz
Stacy Lindau
Elizabeth Littlejohn
Jens Ludwig
Christopher Masi
David Meltzer
Doriane Miller
Babak Mokhlesi
Rochelle Naylor
Robert Nocon
Christopher Olopade
Olufunmilayo Olopade

Silvana Pannain
Monica Peek
Louis Philipson
Mai Tuyet Pho
Harold Pollack
Valerie Press
Michael Quinn
Lainie Ross
Milda Saunders
John Schneider
Sachin Shah
Mark Siegler
Reza Skandari
Julian Solway
Esra Tasali
Celeste Thomas
Elizabeth Tung
Eve Van Cauter
Monica Vela
Lisa Vinci
Anna Volerman
Linda Waite
Wen Wan
Stephen Weber
James Zhang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core investigators from other institutions include:

Ron Ackermann, Northwestern University
David Ansell, Rush University Medical Center
David Baker, Northwestern University
Angela Bermudez-Millan, University of Connecticut Health Center
Kirsti Bocskay, Chicago Department of Public Health
Amanda Campbell, MidWest Clinicians’ Network
Mercedes Carnethon, Northwestern University
Lawrence Casalino, Cornell University
Rosy Chang-Weir, Asian Pacific Community Health Organization
Alyna Chien, Harvard University
Ali Cinar, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nathaniel Coleman, Stroger Hospital
Sarah Derrett, University of Otago
Todd Doyle, Loyola University Medical Center
Marian Fitzgibbon, University of Illinois at Chicago
Leon Fogelfeld, Stroger Hospital
Janie Gawrys, ACCESS Community Health Network
Loretta Heuer, MidWest Clinicians’ Network, North Dakota State University
Nadia Islam, New York University
Jyotsna Jagai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yih-Kuen Jan, University of Illinois
Namratha Kandula, Northwestern University
Abel Kho, Northwestern University
Simona Kwon, New York University
Emily Laflamme, Chicago Department of Public Health
Danielle Lazar, ACCESS Community Health Network
Charles Macal, Northwestern University
Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, University of Illinois at Chicago
Julie Morita, Chicago Department of Public Health
Martha Clare Morris, Rush University Medical Center
Matthew O’Brien, Northwestern University
Angela Odoms-Young, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jonathan Ozik, Argonne National Laboratory
Christine Pellegrini, Northwestern University
Sue Penckofer, Loyola University
Vivek Prachand, Chicago Department of Public Health
Lauretta Quinn, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sirimon Reutrakul, University of Illinois at Chicago
Steven Rothschild, Rush Medical College
Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Eunice Santos, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Sargis, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cynthia Schaefer, MidWest Clinicians’ Network, University of Evansville
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, New York University
Julie Wagner, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Northwestern University
Stella Yi, New York University