Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE

Research Scientist Emerita of Learning Health Sciences
Countries of Interest: China, Mexico, Slovenia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Egypt

For 25+ years our team has conducted NIH-funded randomized controlled trials demonstrating the superiority of a patient-centered/patient empowerment approach we developed compared to usual diabetes care. We have conducted studies in the US among African Americans and Latinos, primarily in Detroit.  This approach has earned a world-wide reputation as an evidence-based effective approach to diabetes care and education and has been formally adopted by the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers in Mexico and the National Health Service in United Kingdom.