The Division’s main research activities are currently in clinical and translational research. Current areas of investigation include pathogenesis and prevention of type 2 diabetes; novel approaches to treatment of obesity; brain regulation of appetite and food intake; trans-generational effects of maternal diabetes; HDL function and atherosclerosis; clinical and community approaches to diabetes prevention and treatment; understanding the natural history of type 1 diabetes; studying the use of new treatments and technologies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes; and management of thyroid neoplasms.

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Faculty Research Areas

Elizabeth O. Beale, MD
Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to the Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Mechanism of Benefit of Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes
Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Glucose Homeostasis
Thomas A. Buchanan, MD
Pathogenesis, Genetics and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Mechanisms for and Approaches to Beta Cell Preservation
Stefan Bughi, MD
The Endocrinology of Stress Response
Physician Stress and Burnout
Human Factor and Medical Errors
Inpatient Management of Diabetes: Interventions to Prevent Hypoglycemia
Gastroparesis: an “Invisible Illness”
John D. Carmichael, MD
Novel Medications for the Treatment of Acromegaly, Cushing’s Disease and Growth Hormone Deficiency
Interactions between Glucose Homeostasis and the GH-IGF-I Axis
Treatment Outcomes for Pituitary Tumors and other Sellar Masses
Wei An Lee, DO
Healthcare Delivery Models
Jonathan S. LoPresti, PhD, MD
Endocrine Emergencies in the Hospitalized Patient
Role of Thyroglobulin in Management of Thyroid Cancer
Jorge H. Mestman, MD
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
Obstetric, Thyroid and Endocrine Diseases
John T. Nicoloff, MD
Serum Thyroglobulin in Management of Neoplastic and Other Thyroid Disease States
Caroline Nguyen, MD
Thyroglobulin and Thyroglobulin Antibodies as Tumor Marker in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Kathleen A. Page, MD
Neuroendocrine Regulation of Eating Behavior
Effects of Sugar Intake on Brain Reward and Appetite Pathways
Impact of Gestational Diabetes in utero on Long-term Health in Offspring
Anne L. Peters, MD
Quality Improvement in Safety Net Hospitals
Lifestyle Intervention in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Use of Continuous Glucose Sensing and the Bionic Pancreas in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention in Communities
Type 1 Diabetes Registries
Vitamin D Supplementation in Prediabetes
Charles F. Sharp, Jr., MD
Nutrition and Bone
Hypercalcemic Disorders
Pharmacologic Treatment of Osteoporosis
Sylvia J. Shaw, MD
Effect of GLP-1 Agonist in Diabetes with Coronary Artery Disease
Peter A. Singer, MD
Thyroid Neoplasms
Carole A. Spencer, PhD
Thyroid Physiology and Pathology
Thyroglobulin and Thyroid Cancer
Immunoassay Techniques
Thyroid Hormone Metabolism
Cost-Effective Use of Thyroid Tests
Hussein Yassine, MD
Lipid Disorders
Mass Spectrometry Techniques
Lipoprotein Metabolism in Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease