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

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 451 8048
Email: abrahamk@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1991-2001

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington, 1987-1991

Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio, 1987

Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.

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

Current Responsibilities and 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

Committee Membership

NIDDK-DEM Training Committee, Member

NIDDK-DEM Translational Working Group, Member

NIDDK-DEM Complications Working Group, Member

NIH KOMP2 Working Group, Member

Common Fund HRHR Working Group, Member​

NIDDK-DEM Large Grants Committee, Member

NIDDK-DEM Autoimmunity Working Group, Member