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
CCDTR Investigators publish JAMA clinical guideline synopsis of controversial glycemic control guideline statement
June 21, 2018- CCDTR Core Investigators Andrew Davis, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Tung, MD, MS, and Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS have published a JAMA clinical guideline synopsis of the American College of Physicians’ controversial 2018 guidance statement on hemoglobin A1c goals in nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes. The article is entitled “Glycemic Control in Nonpregnant Adults […]
May 16, 2018- The 13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day took place this past Saturday, May 12th at the University of Chicago. This conference is intended to serve as a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry personnel in Chicago and the Midwest to meet, share information, and discuss common interests with the […]
July 31, 2017- Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS and Elbert Huang, MD, MPH have published a chapter in the 3rd edition of Diabetes in America. Their chapter, “Diabetes in Older Adults,” will become the leading reference for the geriatric diabetic population in the United States. Check it out here. Congratulations, Dr. Laiteerapong and Dr. Huang!
May 04, 2017- The University of Chicago Medicine held its 12th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium on May 4. CCDTR investigators presented work on behavioral health integration in the Primary Care Group at UCM, reducing readmissions for COPD, healthy food shopping tours on the South Side of Chicago, and more. Visit the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and […]
May 2, 2017 – Last week, several CCDTR investigators and staff attended the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in Washington, D.C. CCDTR-affiliated investigators presenting and/or facilitating workshops at the meeting included Ashley Haddad, Arshiya Baig, Deborah Burnet, Neda Laiteerapong, Monica Peek, and Valerie Press. In addition to the presenters, several CCDTR […]
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
Fairchild PC, Nathan AG, Quinn M, Huang ES, Laiteerapong N. Patients’ Future Expectations for Diabetes and Hypertension Treatments: “Through the Diet… I Think This is Going to Go Away.” J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jan;32(1):49-55. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016- 3871-3. Epub 2016 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 27730483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5215165.
Laiteerapong N, Fairchild PC, Nathan AG, Quinn MT, Huang ES. How information about the time requirements and legacy effects of treatments influence decision-making in patients with diabetes and hypertension. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016 Apr 27;4(1):e000210. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000210. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27158521; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4853808.
Genere N, Sargis RM, Masi CM, Nathan AG, Quinn MT, Huang ES, Laiteerapong N. Physician perspectives on de-intensifying diabetes medications. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5388. PubMed PMID: 27861373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5120930.
Nocon RS, Lee SM, Sharma R, Ngo-Metzger Q, Mukamel DB, Gao Y, White LM, Shi L, Chin MH, Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. Health Care Use and Spending for Medicaid Enrollees in Federally Qualified Health Centers Versus Other Primary Care Settings. Am J Public Health. 2016 Nov;106(11):1981-1989. Epub 2016 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 27631748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5055764.
Varkey AB, Manwell LB, Brown RL, Montague E, Laiteerapong N, Burgess D, Ibrahim S. Impact of Work Conditions and Minority Patient Populations on Quality and Errors. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 28;3:2333392815625997. doi: 10.1177/2333392815625997. eCollection 2016 Jan-Dec. PubMed PMID: 28462273; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5266439.
Laiteerapong N, Cifu AS. Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. JAMA. 2016 Feb 16;315(7):697-8. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.17545. PubMed PMID: 26881373.
Laiteerapong N. Many US adults with controlled type 2 diabetes receive frequent HbA1c testing and possible overtreatment. Evid Based Med. 2016 Jun;21(3):98. doi: 10.1136/ebmed-2016- 110414. Epub 2016 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 27015707.
Myerson R, Laiteerapong N. The Affordable Care Act and Diabetes Diagnosis and Care: Exploring the Potential Impacts. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Apr;16(4):27. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0712-z. Review. PubMed PMID: 26892908; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4807352.
Laiteerapong N, Karter AJ, Moffet HH, Cooper JM, Gibbons RD, Liu JY, Gao Y, Huang ES. Ten-year hemoglobin A1c trajectories and outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Diabetes & Aging Study. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Jan;31(1):94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.07.023. Epub 2016 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 27503405; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5209280.
Wentworth JM, Dalziel KM, O’Brien PE, Burton P, Shaba F, Clarke PM, Laiteerapong N, Brown WA. Cost-effectiveness of gastric band surgery for overweight but not obese adults with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Apr 13. pii: S1056- 8727(17)30016-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2017.04.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28462893. [Epub ahead of print]
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, Chua KP. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Screening Between Asian Americans and Other Adults: BRFSS 2012-2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr;32(4):423-429. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3913-x. Epub 2016 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 27848187; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5377880.
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