Areas of Interest

Core Members
Shari Barkin, M.D. Pediatrics     
Community Centered Interventions, Parent-Child Dyads, Primary Prevention, Social Networks, Obesity, BMI Trajectories
Gurjeet Birdee, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Pediatrics, Integrative Medical Therapies, Metabolic Syndrome
Kerri Cavanaugh, M.D. Division of Nephrology;
Department of Medicine
Health Literacy and Numeracy, Communication, Kidney Disease, Hypertension
Rosette Chakkalakal, M.D. Internal Medicine and Public Health Disparities, Diabetes Prevention, Data Collection, Information Technology, Communication
elasy Tom Elasy, M.D., M.P.H. (PI) Internal Medicine and Public Health Type 2 Diabetes, Glycemic Relapse, Self-management of Type 2 diabetes, Risk Factor Modification
Amber Hackstadt, Ph.D. Biostatistics Public Health Research, Environmental Biostatistics, Causal Inference, Bayesian Inference, Regression Splines, Semi-parametric Estimation
William John Heerman, M.D., M.P.H. William Heerman, M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrics Obesity in early childhood, maternal influences on growth, gestational weight trajectories, and health literacy
jaser.jpg Sarah Jaser, Ph.D.  Pediatric Endocrinology Youth with Diabetes, Communication, Coping, Stress and Depressive Symptoms
Lindsay Mayberry, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine and Public Health Family Support, Health Information Technology, Health Literacy
William Martinez, M.D., M.S. Internal Medicine and Public Health Leveraging health information technology to increase patient activation of diabetes self-care behaviors
Lyndsay Nelson, Ph.D. Internal Medicine and Public Health Family Support, Health Information Technology, Health Literacy
Laurie Novak, Ph.D., M.H.S.A. Biomedical Informatics Health Information; Quality Improvement; Technology
Russell Rothman, M.D., MP.P.  Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Numeracy, Literacy, Health Disparities, Obesity, Public-Private Partnerships, Native American Health
Affiliate Members
William Blot, Ph.D. Institute for Obesity and Metabolism Health Disparities, Obesity
Image result for Katherine Donato, Ph.D. sociology Katherine Donato, Ph.D. Sociology, Center for Medicine Health and Society Health Disparities, Literacy, Numeracy, Community Engagement
Image result for Jay H Fowke, Ph.D., M.P.H. Jay H Fowke, Ph.D., M.P.H.  Institute for Obesity and Metabolism Obesity, Health Disparities, Sedentary Behaviors
Robert Greevy, Ph.D.  Biostatistics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data, anti-diabetic pharmacology agents in relation to cardiovascular and renal endpoints, and statistical methods.  
Marie Griffin, M.D., M.P.H. Preventative Medicine Quality Improvement, Obesity, Disparities, Diabetes Complications, Quantitative/Qualitative Methods
Derek M. Griffith Derek Griffith, Ph.D. Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Vanderbilt University Community Engagement, Health Disparities, Obesity
Michelle L. Griffith, MD Michelle Griffith, M.D. Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Telehealth, Models of Care Delivery
Katherine Hartman, M.D., Ph.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal Health, Quantitative/Qualitative Methods, Quality Improvement
Kevin Johnson, M.D. Biomedical Informatics Children’s Health, Health Information Technology, Quality Improvement
Sharon M. Karp Sharon Karp, Ph.D. Nursing Childhood Obesity Prevention, Parental Feeding Patterns, Disparities, Prenatal Care, and Breastfeeding
Sunil Kripalani, M.D. Internal Medicine Implementation science, health communication, health literacy, medication management, care transitions
Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D. Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D. Nursing, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatrics Health Information; Technology; Children’s Health; Measurement; Quantitative/Qualitative Methods; Quality Improvement; Literacy; Health Disparities
Headshot Photo Velma Murry, Ph.D.  Education and Human Development Community Engagement Research; Children’s health; Health Disparities
Josh Peterson, M.D., M.P.H.  Internal Medicine, Biomedical Informatics Health Information; Diabetes Complications; Technology; Measurement; Quality Improvement
Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Quality, Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation
Image result for Samuel Trent Rosenbloom, M.D., M.P.H. Samuel Trent Rosenbloom, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Health Information Technology; Children’s Health, Literacy
Christianne Roumie, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine and Public Health Literacy; Quality Improvement; Diabetes Complications, Literacy; Numeracy
Heidi Silver, R.D., Ph.D. Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition, VUMC Pre-gestational Diabetes, Obesity, Nutrient Intake, Nutritional Status, Body Composition
Sandra Simmons, M.D.  Internal Medicine and Public Health Nutrition, Geriatrics
Alan Storrow, M.D. Emergency Medicine Literacy; Quality Improvement
Ken Wallston Kenneth Wallston, Ph.D., M.A. Nursing Numeracy; Literacy; Technology; Health Disparities; Children’s Health
headshot-wilkins.jpg Consuelo Wilkins, M.D. Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance Community engagement, Communication
Mary  Yarbrough, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine and Public Health  Occupational Heath, Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness



The Center for Diabetes Translation Research is supported by NIH grant DK092986. Please acknowledge this in your publications.