Member Directory

More than 125 faculty from 9 colleges and 26 departments are represented at the UF Diabetes Institute. Learn more about faculty interests and areas of expertise below.

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., APRN

Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Technology, mHealth, Advocacy

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Director, UF Diabetes Institute

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.

Pathogenesis/Type 1 Diabetes, Immunology, Microbiome, Prevention Studies

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Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Rhonda Bacher, Ph.D.

Statistical Genomics

Rhonda Bacher

clinical assistant Professor, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Diana Barb, M.D.

Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Diseases

Diana Barb

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Program Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship

Angelina Bernier, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Pediatric Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Pediatric Diabetes Education

Angelina Bernier

Clinical Associate Professor, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Antonella Bianchi, M.D.

Hormonal Regulation of Lipogenesis, Molecular Mechanism(s) of Insulin and other Hormones, Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL), Hepatic Lipoprotein Lipase (HLPL), Sex Hormones

Doctor Bianchi

professor emerita, Department of Family, youth, and community sciences

Linda Bobroff, Ph.D., RDN

Type 2 Diabetes, Prevention, Management Extension Programs

Linda Bobroff

assistant Scientist, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Fernando Bril, M.D.

NAFLD, Fatty Liver, Type 2 Diabetes, NASH, Insulin Resistance, Obesity

Fernando Bril

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Todd Brusko, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Immune Studies, Type 1 Diabetes, Treg Cell Therapy, Vaccine Development

Todd Brusko

Spec Diabetes Education, Department of Nursing Professional practice

Gladys Bruno-Rodriguez

Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Prevention, Diabetes Education

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PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Martha Campbell-Thompson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Pancreas Imaging, Diabetes, Beta Cell Regeneration

Martha Campbell-Thompson

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OUTCOMES & BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

Michelle Cardel, Ph.D.

Obesity, Nutrition, Health Disparities

Michelle Cardel

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Jing Chen, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Mitochondrial Function, T-Cell Function, Genetics

Jing Chen

assistant Professor, Department of Food science and human nutrition, ifas

Zhiyong Cheng, Ph.D.

Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Doctor Cheng

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE; DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR IMMUNOLOGY & TRANSPLANTATION

Michael Clare-Salzler, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Michael Clare-Salzler

DIRECTOR, UF GENETICS INSTITUTE; PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Patrick Concannon, Ph.D.

Genetics, Autoimmune Diabetes, Translational Medicine, Prevention

Patrick Concannon

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY & CELL SCIENCE

Anna Conesa, Ph.D.

Gene Expression, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics

Ana Conesa

PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Robert Cousins, Ph.D.

Nutrition, Zinc, Metabolism, Molecular Experimentation, Modeling

Robert Cousins

DIVISION CHIEF, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Kenneth Cusi, M.D.

Type 2 Diabetes, NASH, NAFLD

Doctor Kenneth Cusi

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

Kristin Dayton, M.D.

Metabolic/ Type 2 Diabetes, Youth Gender

Kristin Dayton

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

William Troy Donahoo, M.D.

Obesity

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Kimberly Driscoll, Ph.D.

Adherence, Health Outcomes, Type 1 Diabetes

Kimberly Driscoll, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

John Driver, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Development, Immunology, Juvenile

John Driver

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Associate Professor, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Catherine Edwards, M.D.

Fine Needle Aspiration of the Thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Ultrasound

Catherine Edwards

Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and General Internal Medicine; INTERIM CHIEF, DIVISION OF MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE,

Robert Egerman, M.D.

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Robert Egerman

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ruogu Fang, Ph.D.

Big Data Analytics, Brain Informatics, Medical Image Analysis

Ruogu Fang

professor and chief, division of gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition

Chris Forsmark, M.D.

Diabetes, Pancreatitis, Chronic, Acute, Pancreatic Function, Pancreatic Cancer

Christopher Forsmark

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Timothy Garrett, Ph.D.

Mass Spectrometry Techniques

Timothy Garrett

Research Assistant Scientist, Department of biomedical engineering

Kerim Gattás Asfura, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation, Devices, Bioactive Scaffolds, Encapsulation

Kerim Gattas Asfura

section chief, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Hans Ghayee, D.O.

Metabolism

Hans Kumar Ghayee

professor, department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics

Matthew Gurka, Ph.D.

Biostatistics, Research Design, Data Analysis, Pediatric Research, Metabolic Syndrome

Matthew Gurka

Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Jacksonville

Michael Haas, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Lipids, Atherosclerosis

Michael Haas

professor and chief, division of endocrinology

Michael Haller, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Intervention, Combination Therapy, Prevention, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Michael Haller

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & J. CRAYTON PRUITT FAMILY TERM FELLOW, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Gregory Hudalla, Ph.D.

Nanomaterials, Implants, and Immunotherapies

Gregory Hudalla

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Research

Christhian Ildefonso, Ph.D.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Christhian Ildefonso

professor, department of clinical and health psychology

David Janicke, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Intervention, Pediatric, Obesity

David Janicke

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, Research, Management & Policy

Ara Jo, Ph.D.

Type 2 Diabetes, Prevention, Body Compositions, Obesity

Ara Jo

Assistant professor, department of pediatrics

Laura Jacobsen, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Prevention, Intervention, Immunology, Pediatric Endocrinology

Laura Jacobsen

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Clinical Assistant Professor, DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Amita Kathuria, M.D.

Hormone Physiology, Diabetes, Obesity

Amita Kathuria

professor, department of biomedical engineering

Benjamin Keselowsky, Ph.D.

Immune Cell Interaction, Biomaterials

Ben Keselowsky

associate professor, Department of food science & human nutrition

Anne Mathews, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Lifestyle Behaviors, Nutrition, Genetics, Treatment

Anne Mathews

Professor, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Clayton Mathews, Ph.D.

Genetics, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunology, Islet Biology, Clinical Therapeutics

Clayton Mathews

Associate professor, Department of microbiology & Cell science

Joseph Larkin III, Ph.D.

Autoimmune Diseases, Regulatory T-cells, Type 1 Diabetes, Prevention

Joseph Larkin

Assistant professor, Department of microbiology & Cell Science

Graciela Lorca, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Prevention, Probiotic, Lactobacillus Johnsonii

Graciela Lorca

Professor and chair, DEPARTMENT of health services research, management & Policy

Arch G. Mainous III, Ph.D.

Diabetes, Respiratory Infections, Cardiovascular Disease, Iron Disorders

Arch Mainous

Dean and Linda Harman Aiken Professor, Department of Family, Community, and Health Systems Science, College of Nursing

Anna McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N.

Prevention and Behavior change

Anna McDaniel

Associate professor, department of pediatrics

Jennifer Miller, M.D.

Diabetes, Idiopathic Early-Onset Obesity, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Genetics, Pediatrics

Jennifer Miller

Professor and Vice Chair For Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Laurence Morel, Ph.D.

Autoimmunity, Immunopathology

Laurence Morel

assistant research scientist, department of health outcomes &biomedical informatics

Heather Morris, Ph.D.

Type 2 Diabetes, Goal Setting, Health Outcomes, Health Communications, Adolescents

Heather Morris

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Harry Nick, Ph.D.

Gene Regulation, Inflammation, Neurogenetics Specifically Channelopathies, Type 1 Diabetes

Harry Nick

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Allison O’Kell, D.V.M.

Canine Diabetes Mellitus, Naturally Occurring Animal Models of Human Disease

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Assistant Professor and Health and Wellness Extension Specialist, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, IFAS

LaToya O’Neal, Ph.D.

Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Prevention, Minority Health, Health Disparities

LaToya O'Neal

professor, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Kevin Otto, Ph.D.

Neural Engineering, Device-Tissue Interfaces, Neurostimulation

Kevin Otto

professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

David Pascual, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes Immune Therapeutics

David Pascual

professor and dean, college of public health & health professions

Michael G. Perri, Ph.D.

Health Promotion, Nutrition, Obesity, Exercise, Rural Populations

Michael Perri

Research Assistant Scientist, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Daniel Perry, Ph.D.

Immune Function, Autoimmunity, Type 1 Diabetes

Daniel Perry

professor, department of pediatrics

Bryon Petersen, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Progression

Bryon Petersen

Assistant professor, department of biomedical engineering

Edward Phelps, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Prevention, Treatment, Islet Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials

Ed Phelps

clinical assistant professor, department of pediatrics and Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Henry Rohrs, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pediatrics

Henry Rohrs

Adjunct Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, department of pediatrics

Arlan Rosenbloom, M.D.

Diabetes, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Clinical Research, Education, Treatment

Arlan Rosenblood

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Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation

Yuri Sautin, Ph.D.

Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, Adipocyte Biology, Renal Biology

Sautin

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF NURSING

Lisa Scarton, Ph.D.

Type 2 diabetes Self-Management, Family Interventions, Health Disparities, Health Promotion in American Indian Populations

Lisa Scarton

PROFESSOR AND interim CHAIR, PEDIATRICS

Desmond Schatz, M.D.

Prediction/Type 1 Diabetes, Natural History, Genetics, Immunopathogenesis, Prevention

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Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics & Associate Director of the Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology

Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D.

Translational Science, Aapplication of Quantitative Data Analysis, PBPK Modeling

Stephan Schmidt

Professor of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation

Mark Segal, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Disease, Endothelium, Circulating Endothelial Cells, Acute Kidney Injury

Mark Segal

clinical Professor and Chair, department of Community Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Nipa Shah, M.D.

Diabetes, Obesity, Prevention

Nipa Shah

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

Janet Silverstein, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Pediatrics, Psychosocial Issues

Janet Silverstein

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS

Sihong Song, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Gene Therapy, Gene Regulation, Cell Biology

Sihong Song

PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE CHAIR FOR GRADUATE STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D.

Biomaterials, Controlled Release, Regenerative Medicine, Diabetes

Cherie Stabler

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

Kathryn Stofer, Ph.D.

Free-Choice Learning, Public Engagement with Science

Katie Stofer

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Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine

Naohiro Terada, M.D., Ph.D.

Stem Cell Biology

Terada

professor and chair, department of microbiology & Cell Science

Eric Triplett, Ph.D.

Microbial Diversity, Ecology, Endophytic Bacteria

Eric W. Triplett, Ph.D., is a professor and chairman of the department of microbiology and cell science at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Professor and Nutrition specialist, department of pathology

William Winter, M.D.

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Islet Autoantibodies

William Winter

assistant in pathology, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Clive Wasserfall, Ph.D.

Immunopathogenesis, Type 1 Diabetes, Prediction, Disease Onset/Progression

Clive Wasserfall

Assistant professor, Department of health services research, management & policy

Ashby Walker, Ph.D.

Health Disparities, Diabetes, Pediatrics, Social Identity

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Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing

Michael Weaver, Ph.D.

Prevention, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Michael Weaver

clinical assistant professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Sarah Westen, Ph.D.

Type 1 Diabetes, Youth, Adherence, Coping

Sarah Westen

professor and associate chair, department of radiology

Jon Williams, M.D.

Pancreatic Volume

Jon Williams

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Lin Yang, Ph.D.

Imaging Informatics, Biomedical Image Analysis, Machine Learning, Computer Aided Diagnosis

Lin Yang

Postdoctoral associate, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

Wen-I Yeh, Ph.D.

Immune Dysregulation, T Cell Pathogenesis, Type 1 Diabetes

Wen-I Yeh