Program for Clinical Research in Diabetes Care & Complications

Advance the knowledge in the field of diabetes and its complications, while improving the clinical care and life of all patients with diabetes in the United States and throughout the world.

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

Larry D. Soderquist Professor
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND)
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Michigan Peripheral Neuropathy Center
Director of Clinical Research, Mentoring and Development, Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui's clinical interests include diabetes and diabetes complications, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and general endocrinology.

Recently, Dr. Pop-Busui was an invited lecturer at the Michigan Medicine NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies "Complications of COVID-19" Symposium, where she discussed the effects of COVID-19 in patients with diabetes.

Dr. Pop-Busui’s research focuses on translational and clinical trials to study the mechanisms of diabetic complications, including diabetic cardiovascular autonomic and peripheral neuropathy, and to understand their role in the development of the high cardiovascular risk complicating diabetes. Learn about her current trials and studies.

Dr. Pop-Busui co-leads the Diabetic Foot Consortium at Michigan Medicine, one of six institutions to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical studies aimed at validating biomarkers and understanding the pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcers.