U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kristin Abraham

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-451-8048
Email: abrahamk@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine1991-2001
  • Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of Washington1987-1991
  • Ph.D.University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio1987

Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

My portfolio includes research grants focused on the role of inflammation in diabetes and projects developing animal models to enhance basic and preclinical research in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases.  I also play an active role in the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers Program (www.mmpc.org), the Diabetic Complications Consortium (Diacomp; www.diacomp.org), and in the second phase of the KOMP2 Knockout Mouse Project.  In addition, I am a member of the Common Fund High-Risk High-Reward working group that assists with oversight of the NIH Director’s HRHR portfolio including the Pioneer, New Innovator, Early Investigator, and Transformative R01 programs.

​Research Programs

Metabolic Pathways
This program supports research on the pathways that are involved in intermediary metabolism, from a whole-body, tissue, cellular, or the molecular perspective, as they impact metabolic diseases

Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
This program supports basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including the etiology of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune endocrine diseases

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIDDK-DEM Training CommitteeMember
  • NIDDK-DEM Translational Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK-DEM Complications Working GroupMember
  • NIH KOMP2 Working GroupMember
  • Common Fund HRHR Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK-DEM Large Grants CommitteeMember
  • NIDDK-DEM Autoimmunity Working GroupMember