Dr. Venkat Narayan Elected to the National Academy of Medicine Class of 2016

“Dr. Narayan continues to further enhance his leadership position as an internationally renowned diabetes researcher. Election to the National Academy of Medicine highlights individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of health, and he is most deserving of this distinguished honor.”

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Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions

Four leading global research institutions - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Emory University, the London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) - have joined forces to establish the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, a new Centre headquartered at PHFI in India.  Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at Emory University, will lead the US team. Read more...

Upcoming Events

Diabesity (Diabetes-Obesity) in Latinos: An Emerging Epidemic

Wednesday, March 1, 12pm
Room 1000, CNR, 1518 Clifton Road

Dr. Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD will speak on the topic of diabetes and obesity among Latinos in this special seminar presented by GCDTR and the Hubert Dept. of Global Health.

Qualitative Research Training Workshops (Register today!)

May 2017: Rollins School of Public Health


Alcohol Consumption and Incident Stroke Among Older Adults

Cunningham SA, Mosher A, Judd SE, Matz LM, Kabagambe EK, Moy CS, Howard VJ

Among older adults, those who used to, but no longer, drink had higher risks of stroke, especially among women; current light drinkers had the lowest risk of stroke.

Fruits, veggies as high-value crops

Dr. Shweta Khandelwal, a former Emory and Public Health Foundation of India NIH Fogarty Fellow, wrote her 16th editorial piece in the Deccan Herald promoting fruits and vegetables as high-value crops.

Dietary, exercise, and substance use practices among adult with diabetes and depression: baseline results from INDEPENDENT study

Dr. Shaikh recently spoke at DEBATE 2017 to share the baseline results from the INDEPENDENT study.


Brief Counseling and Exercise Referral Scheme: A Pragmatic Trial in Mexico

Gallegos-Carrillo K, García-Peña C, Salmerón J, Salgado-de-Snyder N, Lobelo F

This is the first study to show that promotion of PA in primary care and standardizing clinical-community linkages can be feasible and effective in the context of an LMIC’s health care system.


Hutcheson Selected for International Outreach Award by Emory's Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives

“Mark embodies Emory's spirit of ethical engagement, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, and improving the lives of people globally”

Lectures and Events

Dr. Staimez visits "Asian Indian Beta-Cells in Infants Study" site
Dr. Lisa Staimez (center front in pink) recently visited the "Asian Indian Beta-Cells in Infants Study (ABCs in Infants Study)" site. The ABCs in Infants study explores the biological hypothesis that maternal nutritional status during pregnancy is associated with poor insulin secretion in progeny. By understanding risk factors impacting early life trajectories of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis, this study may provide new insight on how to reduce diabetes disparities among Asian Indian populations. The study is based in Belgaum, India, with close collaboration from Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran (PHFI) and Dr. Shweta Khandelwal (former EGDRC trainee, front in green) and her study team in the trial, "Effect of Docosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA) Supplementation during pregnancy on Newborn outcomes in India".


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