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Dr. Kristen Nadeau, Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, is Research Director for Pediatric Endocrinology and Bariatric Surgery, and Co-Director of the Clinical Investigations Core of NIH Diabetes Research Center (DRC). Her research focus is reducing long-term complications of diabetes in youth, including mechanisms of insulin resistance, β-cell, cardiovascular (CV), hepatic and renal dysfunction, and racial disparities. She is Pediatric Chair of the NIDDK RISE U01 studying β-cell preservation in obese youth and adults, PI of an NIDDK R01 assessing outcomes of bariatric surgery in youth-onset T2D, PI of an NHLBI K24 grant to mentoring
trainees in CVD diabetes, and Co-I on the NIDDK multi-center longitudinal U01 TODAY trial of youth-onset T2D. Dr. Nadeau was the recipient of the 2021 American Diabetes Association Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and is the upcoming recipient of the 2021 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award.
- Identify evidence of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Identify the potential role of insulin resistance in the cardiovascular disease of type 1 diabetes in youth and how obesity is worsening this combination
- Identify areas of research for potential prevention and treatment of cardiovascular complications in youth-onset diabetes