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.

team meeting with EH

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:






Core investigators from other institutions include:

Ron Ackermann, Northwestern University
David Baker, Northwestern University
Angela Bermudez-Millan, University of Connecticut Health Center
Amanda Campbell, MidWest Clinicians’ Network
Mercedes Carnethon, Northwestern University
Lawrence Casalino, Cornell University
Alyna Chien, Harvard University
Nathaniel Coleman, Stroger Hospital
Sarah Derrett, University of Otago
Todd Doyle, Loyola University Medical Center
Leon Fogelfeld, Stroger Hospital
Janie Gawrys, Access Community Health Network
Loretta Heuer, MidWest Clinicians’ Network, North Dakota State University
Namratha Kandula, Northwestern University
Abel Kho, Northwestern University
Emily Laflamme, Chicago Department of Public Health
Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, University of Illinois at Chicago
Angela Odoms-Young, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christine Pellegrini, Northwestern University
Sue Penckofer, Loyola University
Lauretta Quinn, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cynthia Schaefer, MidWest Clinicians’ Network, University of Evansville
Julie Wagner, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Northwestern University