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Affliliated Diabetes Investigators

toddler-smallThe University of Florida’s research team is collectively one of the most dynamic programs in the United States. Over 80 clinicians and researchers from 7 different UF colleges are committed to moving research from the laboratory to the clinical setting in efforts to prevent, treat and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their complications. Many are recipients of the world’s most prestigious awards in diabetes care and research. Click on the name of a researcher to learn more about their area(s) of interest.

Principal Investigators

  • Michael Clare-Salzler, MD – Chair, Department of Pathology
  • Michael Haller, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology Attending
  • Desmond Schatz, MD - Professor and Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Medical Director and Co-Director UF Health Diabetes Institute
  • Mark Atkinson, PhD – Professor, Pathology, Pediatrics, Eminent Scholar
  • Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE – Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Prevention and Cure

  • Clayton E. Mathews, PhD - Associate Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Nicholas E. Simpson, PhD – Associate Professor, Adult Endocrinology
  • Ben Keselowsky, PhD – Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Henry Rohrs, MD – Pediatric Endorcrinology
  • Jing Chen, PhD – Assistant Scientist, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Shi-Wu Li, PhD – Assistant Scientist, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Anne E. Mathews, PhD – Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Susan Percival, PhD – Chair and Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Karla Shelnutt, PhD – Assistant Professor | Extension Nutrition Specialist, Family Youth and Community Sciences
  • David Ostrov, PhD – Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Ammon Peck, PhD – Professor, College of Dentistry, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Edward Scott, PhD – Director, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sihong Song, PhD – Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • William Winter, MD – Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Almut Winterstein, PhD Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy
  • John O. Spengler, JD, PhD – Sport and Physical Activity, College of Health and Human Performance 
  • ChangQing Xia, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Li-Jun Yang, MD – Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Patrick Concannon, PhD – Director, UF Genetics Institue

Why Diabetes Occurs

  • Bryon Petersen, Ph.D. – Department of Pediatric Research
  • Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD – Professor, Departmnet of Pathology Immunology, & Laboratory Medicine
  • Martha Campbell-Thompson, PhD – Department of Pathology, Immunology, & Laboratory Medicine
  • Joseph Larkin, III, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
  • Graciela Lorca, PhD – Assistant Professor, Deapartmnet of Microbiology and Cell Science
  • Clayton E. Mathews, PhD - Associate Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Josef Neu, MD – Professor, Pediatrics
  • John Driver, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
  • Mitchell D. Knutson, PhD – Associate Professor, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Eric Triplett, PhD – Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
  • Shannon Wallet, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry
  • Luciana Shaddox, DDS, MS, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Periodentology, College of Dentistry
  • Clive Wasserfall, MS – Assistant, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Nishanth E. Sunny, PhD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
  • Peter Stacpoole, MD – Professor of Medicine | Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Nihal Tümer, PhD –  Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Yi Zhang, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Philip Scarpace, PhD – Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Yuri Sautin, PhD, D.Sc – Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation
  • Haesuk Park, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy

Improving Care and Diabetes Management

  • Janet Silverstein, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology Chief
  • Rhonda Cooper-Dehoff, PharmD – Associate Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics
  • Steve Anton, PhD – Assistant Professor, Aging and Geriatric Research
  • Whit Curry, MD – Faculty, Community Health and Family Medicine
  • Peter J. Carek, MD – Department Chair, Community Health and Family Medicine
  • Christy S. Carter, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research | Institute on Aging
  • Brent Summerlin, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Xin Qi, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Julie Johnson, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS – Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Gary Geffken, PhD  – Associate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Richard Segal, PhD – Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy
  • Seh-Hoon Oh, PhD – Pediatrics
  • Yan Gong, PhD – Research Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Kfir Ben-David, MD – Assistant Professor, Director- Department of Bariatric Surgery
  • Mark Gold, MD – Professor and Chair, Psychiatry
  • David Janicke, PhD – Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology
  • Christopher E. Forsmark, MD – Professor of Medicine & Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Melanie Hagen, MD, FACP – Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Carolyn Tucker, PhD – Distinguished Alumni Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Linda Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, LD/N – Dept. of Family, Youth & Community Sciences
  • Georgios Rossidis, M.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Bariatric Surgery
  • Joe McNamara, PhD – Improving Care and Diabetes Management
  • Richard Melker, MD, PhD – Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Jennifer Miller, MD – Assistant Professor, Endocrinology
  • Michael Katovich, PhD – Professor, Pharmacodynamics, College of Pharmacy
  • Sergei Zolotukhin, PhD – Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Therapy, Department of Pediatrics
  • Margaret C. Lo, MD, FACP – Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
  • Michael G. Perri, PhD – Interim Dean and Robert G. Frank Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Garth Graham, MD, MPH, FACP – Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
  • Karen Sando, PharmD, CDE Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
  • James Taylor, PharmD, CDE – Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
  • Katherine Vogel Anderson, PharmD, BCACP – Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
  • Arlan Rosenbloom, MD – Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Marco Pahor, MD –  Professor and Chair, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research | Director, Institute on Aging
  • Carl J. Pepine MD – Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine
  • Anthony A. Bavry, MD – Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine
  • David Weinstein, MD – Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Karen Whalen, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE – Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
  • Jay Bernhardt, PH. D, MPH – Professor and Chair of Health Education and Behavior, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Arch G. Mainous III, PhD – Florida Blue Endowed Professor of Health Administration, Health Services, Research, Management, and Policy

Reducing Complications

  • Bryan Croker, MD, PhD – Department of Pathology
  • Mark Segal, MD, PhD – Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation, College of Medicine
  • Christine Kay, MD – Department of Opthamology Research
  • Quihong Li, PhD – Department of Opthamology Research