Section of General Internal Medicine
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS is a practicing general internist and researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Laiteerapong’s work focuses on improving the understanding of how the quality of life in older adults with diabetes is affected by geriatric syndromes, hypoglycemia and macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. To examine this area, she uses data gathered from patient surveys and secondary data sources including pharmacy and health claims by Kaiser Permanente Northern California managed care. She has also used diabetes microsimulation models to evaluate the effects of delays in achieving blood pressure control in adults with diabetes. Currently she is studying how patients with diabetes incorporate the concept of time in their decisions to start intensive treatments now or later. Additionally, she has co-authored articles about the public health implications of bariatric surgery for diabetes treatment and the effects of health care reform on the delivery of chronic disease care. Dr. Laiteerapong completed medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Recent News Stories
A paper by CCDTR researchers Elizabeth Tung, Arshiya Baig, Elbert Huang, and Neda Laiteerapong was featured in PRI’s The World, hosted by NPR on Thursday, February 9. Dr. Tung discusses disparities in diabetes screening between Asian Americans and other adults. Click here to listen to the story!
An article by CCDTR investigators Liz Tung, Arshiya Baig, Elbert Huang, and Neda Laiteerapong was featured in Science Life today. Dr. Tung discussed their findings that Asian Americans are less likely to be screened for diabetes than other racial and ethnic groups despite a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in this population. Click here to […]
CCDTR investigators were recognized for their work at the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting in Cleveland today. Neda Laiteerapong received the Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation, and her presentation on “The Legacy Effect of Early Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes on Future Diabetes Complications: The Diabetes and Aging Study” was […]
March 3, 2015 – Today, several CCDTR investigators presented their work at the annual Janet D. Rowley Research Day for the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. CCDTR investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong won the Best Abstract for Health Services Research Faculty Award for her abstract entitled: “Ten-year hemoglobin A1C trajectories and outcomes in type 2 […]
‘Science Life’ Features CCDTR Investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong’s Study About Disparities in Quality of Care Among Patients with Diabetes
November 10, 2014 – University of Chicago blog Science Life interviews Dr. Neda Laiteerapong about the findings of a study looking at racial disparities in quality of care among adult patients with diabetes. — Standard measures of diabetes care in the US could be masking greater racial disparities Click here to view the original study published […]
May 19, 2014 – The 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day took place this past Saturday, May 17th at the University of Chicago. In the morning, CCDTR investigator Neda Laiteerapong gave a talk entitled “Introduction to Diabetes” to a group of boy scouts who attended the research day to learn about the latest in diabetes research […]
Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators publish important article in the high-profile journal Health Services Research
April 28, 2014 – CCDTR Investigator Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators co-authored a paper that was published today in the journal Health Services Research. Their two-year study found that patients who seek care at federally funded health centers in the U.S. utilize the health care system less than patients who get their primary care […]
July 31, 2013 – CCDTR Investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong was interviewed for a special report by Everyday Health about the impact of environment, race and genetics on obesity and diabetes risk. – The Demographics of Young Diabetes
‘Science Life’ Features the Diabetes and Aging Study and its recent findings on quality of life among older adults with diabetes
June 2013 – University of Chicago blog Science Life interviews Dr. Neda Laiteerapong about the Diabetes and Aging Study’s most recent findings about health-related quality of life among older adults with diabetes. — A Level Playing Field for Seniors with Diabetes
April 2013 – At the SGIM national meeting this month, Dr. Neda Laiteerapong will give a presentation on her Health Center Value study entitled “Health Centers Care for a Sicker Population With Fewer Clinic Visits and Fewer Hospitalizations.” Dr. Arshiya Baig will also be presenting about the main findings from her pilot study Picture Good Health: […]
Recent CCDTR Publications
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. The pace of change in medical practice and health policy:collision or coexistence?. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun;30(6):848-52. PubMed PMID:25608743; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4441682.
Karter AJ, Laiteerapong N, Chin MH, Moffet HH, Parker MM, Sudore R, Adams AS,Schillinger D, Adler NS, Whitmer RA, Piette JD, Huang ES. Ethnic Differences in Geriatric Conditions and Diabetes Complications Among Older, Insured Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study. J Aging Health. 2015 Feb 5;PubMed PMID:25659747; NIHMSID: 663495; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4430190
Grant RW, Huang ES, Wexler DJ, Laiteerapong N, Warton ME, Moffet HH, Karter AJ.Patients who self-monitor blood glucose and their unused testing results. Am J ManagCare. 2015 Feb 1;21(2):e119-29. PubMed PMID: 25880487; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4430190.
Laiteerapong N, Fairchild PC, Chou CH, Chin MH, Huang ES. Revisiting Disparities inQuality of Care Among US Adults With Diabetes in the Era of Individualized Care,NHANES 2007-2010. Med Care. 2015 Jan;53(1):25-31. PubMed PMID: 25373405;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4394649.
Cooper JM, Laiteerapong N. Effect of risk factor control on simulated coronary heart disease events. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 15;114(4):654. PubMed PMID: 25086784; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5065696
Sudore RL, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, Schenker Y, Adams A,Whitmer RA, Liu JY, Miao Y, John PM, Schillinger D. Symptom burden of adults with type 2 diabetes across the disease course: diabetes & aging study. J Gen InternMed. 2012 Dec;27(12):1674-81. PubMed PMID: 22854982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3509316.
Tung EL, Baig AA, Huang ES, Laiteerapong N, and Chua KP. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Screening Between Asian Americans and Other Adults: BRFSS 2012–2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2016.
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. The Pace of Change in Medical Practice and Health Policy: Collision or Coexistence? J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun; 30(6): 848-52. PMID: 25608743. PMCID: PMC4441682 [Available on 2016-06-01]
Cooper JM, Laiteerapong N. Effect of risk factor control on simulated coronary heart disease events. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 15; 114(4): 654. PMID: 25086784
Laiteerapong N, Kirby J, Gao Y, Yu TC, Sharma R, Nocon R, Lee SM, Chin MH, Nathan AG, Ngo-Metzger Q, Huang ES. Health care utilization and receipt of preventive care for patients seen at federally funded health centers compared to other sites of primary care. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr 30. PMID: 24779670. PMCID: PMC4177342 [Available on 2015-10-01]
Laiteerapong N, Karter AJ, John PM, Schillinger D, Moffet HH, Liu JY, Adler N, Chin MH, Huang ES. Ethnic differences in quality of life in insured older adults with diabetes mellitus in an integrated delivery system. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jul; 61(7): 1103-10. PMCID: PMC3714321
Campbell KH, Huang ES, Dale W, Parker MM, John PM, Young BA, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, Karter AJ. Association Between Estimated GFR, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Depression Among Older Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Sep; 62(3): 541-8. PMCID: PMC3773939
Laiteerapong N, John PM, Nathan A, Huang ES. Public health implications of recommendations to individualize glycemic targets in adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jan; 36(1): 84–89. PMCID: PMC3526201
Sudore RL, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, Schenker Y, Adams A, Whitmer RA, Liu JY, John PM, Schillinger D. Symptom burden of adults with type 2 diabetes across the disease course: Diabetes & aging study. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec; 27(12): 1674-81. PMCID: PMC3509316
Laiteerapong N, John PM, Meltzer DO, Huang ES. Impact of delaying blood pressure control in patients with type-2 diabetes: Results of a decision analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun;27(6):640-6. PMCID: PMC3358401
Laiteerapong N, Iveniuk J, John PM, Laumann EO, Huang ES. Classification of older adults who have diabetes by comorbid conditions, United States, 2005-2006. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9: E100. PMCID: PMC3463415
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES, Chin MH. Prioritization of care in adults with diabetes and comorbidity. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Dec; 1243: 69–87. PMCID: PMC3292541
Laiteerapong N, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Moffet HH, Sudore R, Schillinger D, John PM, Huang ES. Correlates of quality of life in older adults with diabetes: The diabetes & aging study. Diabetes Care. 2011 Aug; 34(8): 1749–1753. PMCID: PMC3142040
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. Health care reform and chronic diseases: Anticipating the health consequences. JAMA. 2010 Aug 25; 304(8): 899-900. PMID: 20736475