MCDTR Pilot/Feasibility Study Grant Program Awardees

  • Yu Kuei (Alex) Lin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Establish the use of mHealth in providing education on hypoglycemia management in type 1 diabetes patients using continuous glucose monitoring systems”
  • Dina Hafez Griauzde, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine-General Medicine, University of Michigan, “A Mixed methods pilot randomized controlled trial of a primary care-based weight loss navigation program for adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes”
  • Ken Inoki, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan, “Role of lysosomal cholesterol sensing machinery and obesity”
  • James Moon, PhD, John Gideon Searle Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Graduate Program in Immunology, University of Michigan, “New approach for immune modulation against T1D”
  • Paul Burghardt, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, “The role of IL-18 and excitatory/inhibitory imbalances of top-down/bottom-up processes to food cues as a predictor of successful maintenance of weight loss”
  • Alexander W. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, “Lateral hypothalamic control over cephalic insulin release”
  • David Flood MD, MSc, Research Fellow, Internal Medicine, Clinical Lecturer in Pediatrics and Clinical Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan, “Comparative health systems research for equitable diabetes care”
  • Melissa Elafros, MD, PhD, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan,The Flint Neuropathy Study (FNS): Assessing the burden of diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy”
  • Shih-Chen Kuo (Stanley), RPh, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist, Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan, “Missed opportunities of using Metformin for diabetes prevention: a modeling study using the benefit-based tailored treatment approach”
  • Kara Mizokami-Stout, MD, MSc, Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan, “Key determinants and organizational readiness for continuous glucose monitor adoption and implementation”
  • Kate Bauer, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan, “Strengthening parent self-regulation to improve youth t1d management”
  • Paul Fleming, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, “Immigration-related stress and risk for diabetes”
  • Jaclynn Hawkins, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, “Men in Action (M-Action): cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and community-based exercise (EXER) intervention for black men with type 2 diabetes”
  • Pearl Lee, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Geriatric & Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan, “Individualizing diabetes care: Modified annual wellness visit in a primary care clinic”
  • Sela Panapasa, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Research Center on Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, “Prevalence and Correlates of Diabetes: The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey, 2014”
  • Deborah Tate, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, “Adaptation of a digital weight loss intervention promoting self-regulation for use in type 2 diabetes"
  • Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan “Speaking their language: Using social media and texting to create an adolescent-centered approach to healthy weight gain during pregnancy”
  • Minal Patel, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan “Feasibility of pre-visit screening of diabetes-related financial burden on care outcomes”
  • Anne-Marie Rosland, MD, Assistant Professor, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, was awarded the MCDTR award for “Reducing diabetes risk by supporting patients' informal caregivers through clinical interactions and technology”