Congratulations to Dr. Viswanathan Mohan, the 2018 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award. Dr. Mohan is President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, which is a long-time EGDRC collaborator.


Implementation Sciences in Healthcare, Systems, and Policy Settings: the Case of Diabetes
Thu, April 12, 2018   |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  CNR Auditorium
Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MSc, MBA
Associate Professor of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
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Cardiometabolic Disease in South Asians: What Have We Learned in the U.S.?
Fri, April 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |          CNR 1000
Alka Kanaya, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Diabetes Prevention Research through Community Engaged Scholarship with Indigenous Peoples
Fri, May 18, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |         CNR 3001
Lucie Levesque, PhD
Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies,
Queens University, Kingston


Spousal cardiometabolic risk factors and incidence of type 2 diabetes: a prospective analysis from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Nielsen J, Hulman, A, Witte, DR
In the UK, more than one million people have undiagnosed diabetes and an additional five million are at high risk of developing the disease. Having an obese spouse increases an individual’s risk of type 2 diabetes over and above the effect of the individual’s own obesity level among men, but not among women. Our results suggest that a couples-focused approach may be beneficial for the early detection of type 2 diabetes and individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in men, who are less likely than women to attend health checks.

Cardiovascular and renal burdens of prediabetes in the USA: analysis of data from serial cross-sectional surveys, 1988–2014
Ali MK, Bullard KM, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Gregg EW
There is controversy over the usefulness of prediabetes as a diagnostic label. Using data from US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) between 1988 and 2014, the authors examined the cardiovascular and renal burdens in adults with prediabetes over time and compared patterns with other glycaemic status groups.
Pocast interview with co-author, Dr. Mohammed K. Ali, from EGDRC.

Public health challenges for the 21st century: Convergence of demography, economics, environment and biology: Nalanda distinguished lecture
Narayan, KM
Review of a 2,000 year history of global economics and demography and how they have impacted biology and health.

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Investigation Guide
This Field Epidemiology Training Program Investigators Guide was produced by CDC in collaboration with EGDRC, and was led by Dr. Unjali Gujral at Emory.

Healthfulness, Modernity, and Availability of Food and Beverages: Adolescents’ Perceptions in Southern India
Shaikh NI, Maxwell A, Patil SS, Cunningham SA
This study uses freelists to document perceptions of healthfulness, modernity, and availability of foods and beverages among adolescents ages 13–18 years (n = 26) in urbanizing India.

Grandmothers’ perspectives on the changing context of health in India
Cunningham SA, Gloor SD, Patil SS
The prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases is increasing in India and around the world. As globalization and social changes are believed to be at the root of these epidemiological changes, these factors must be better understood. This study engaged older adults to gain an important perspective on globalization and health.