I am the senior advisor for the Diabetes Genetics and Genomics program. My portfolio includes basic and clinical research on the genetics, immunopathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D).
I am the project scientist for the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study, an international consortium established with the goal of developing and carrying out studies to identify environmental triggers of T1D, such as infectious agents, dietary factors, and/or psychosocial factors, in genetically susceptible individuals.
I am the program director for the Type 2 Diabetes Multiethnic Genetic Consortium (T2D-GENES).
I also serve as a project officer for the NIDDK Central Repositories. My responsibilities also include coordinating research activities on autoimmunity and transplant across the Division and T1D across the NIH.