U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Hanson

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-200-5207
Email: rhanson@phx.niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • FellowPhoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, NIDDK1991–1993
  • ResidentPreventive Medicine, State University of New York-Stony Brook1989–1991
  • ResidentState University of New York-Stony Brook1986–1989
  • M.P.H.Columbia University1991
  • M.D.University of Kansas1986

 Related Links


    • Epidemiology/Population Sciences


    A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

    Muller YL, Piaggi P, Hoffman D, Huang K, Gene B, Kobes S, Thearle MS, Knowler WC, Hanson RL, Baier LJ, Bogardus C. Common genetic variation in the glucokinase gene (GCK) is associated with type 2 diabetes and rates of carbohydrate oxidation and energy expenditure. Diabetologia. 2014 Jul; 57 (7; 2014 Jul; 57):1382-90. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Grima M, Hanson R, Tidy H. An assessment of firework particle persistence on the hands and related police force practices in relation to GSR evidence. Forensic Sci Int. 2014 Jun; 239C (239C; 2014 Jun):19-26. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Urquidez-Romero R, Esparza-Romero J, Chaudhari LS, Begay RC, Giraldo M, Ravussin E, Knowler WC, Hanson RL, Bennett PH, Schulz LO, Valencia ME. Study design of the maycoba project: obesity and diabetes in mexican pimas. Am J Health Behav. 2014 May; 38 (38; 2014 May; 3):370-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Del Rosario MC, Ossowski V, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ, Hanson RL. Potential epigenetic dysregulation of genes associated with MODY and type 2 diabetes in humans exposed to a diabetic intrauterine environment: An analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation. Metabolism. 2014 May; 63 (2014 May; 63; 5):654-60. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Billings LK, Jablonski KA, Ackerman RJ, Taylor A, Fanelli RR, McAteer JB, Guiducci C, Delahanty LM, Dabelea D, Kahn SE, Franks PW, Hanson RL, Maruthur NM, Shuldiner A, Mayer-Davis EJ, Knowler WC, Florez JC, for the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, Rockville, MD. The INFLUENCE of rare Genetic variation in SLC30A8 on diabetes incidence and beta-cell function. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 May; 99 (2014 May; 99; 5):jc20132378. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Walford GA, Ma Y, Christophi CA, Goldberg RB, Jarolim P, Horton E, Mather KJ, Barrett-Connor E, Davis J, Florez JC, Wang TJ, Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations reflect changes in insulin sensitivity over time in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetologia. 2014 May; 57 (2014 May; 5; 57):935-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Huang K, Nair AK, Muller YL, Piaggi P, Bian L, Del Rosario M, Knowler WC, Kobes S, Hanson RL, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Whole exome sequencing identifies variation in CYB5A and RNF10 associated with adiposity and type 2 diabetes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22 (4; 2014 Apr; 22):984-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Habibi M, Khamo N, Abdou S, Stubbings J. Integrated clinical and specialty pharmacy practice model for management of patients with multiple sclerosis. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014 Mar 15; 71 (71; 6; 2014 Mar 15):463-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Franks PW, Christophi CA, Jablonski KA, Billings LK, Delahanty LM, Horton ES, Knowler WC, Florez JC, Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Common variation at PPARGC1A/B and change in body composition and metabolic traits following preventive interventions: the Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetologia. 2014 Mar; 57 (2014 Mar; 3; 57):485-90. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Venditti EM, Wylie-Rosett J, Delahanty LM, Mele L, Hoskin MA, Edelstein SL, Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Short and long-term lifestyle coaching approaches used to address diverse participant barriers to weight loss and physical activity adherence. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Feb 12; 11 (2014 Feb 12; 11):16. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Marrero D, Pan Q, Barrett-Connor E, de Groot M, Zhang P, Percy C, Florez H, Ackermann R, Montez M, Rubin RR, DPPOS Research Group. Impact of diagnosis of diabetes on health-related quality of life among high risk individuals: the Diabetes Prevention Program outcomes study. Qual Life Res. 2014 Feb; 23 (23; 2014 Feb; 1):75-88. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Weiser PT, Chang CY, McDonnell DP, Hanson RN. 4,4'-unsymmetrically substituted 3,3'-biphenyl alpha helical proteomimetics as potential coactivator binding inhibitors. Bioorg Med Chem. 2014 Jan 15; 22 (2; 2014 Jan 15; 22):917-26. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Muller YL, Kobes S, Guo T, Bian L, Ossowski V, Wiedrich K, Sutherland J, Wiedrich C, Mahkee D, Huang K, Abdussamad M, Traurig M, Weil EJ, Nelson RG, Bennett PH, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. A genome-wide association study in American Indians implicates DNER as a susceptibility locus for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2014 Jan; 63 (2014 Jan; 63; 1):369-76. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Traurig MT, Orczewska JI, Ortiz DJ, Bian L, Marinelarena AM, Kobes S, Malhotra A, Hanson RL, Mason CC, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Evidence for a Role of LPGAT1 in Influencing BMI and Percent Body Fat in Native Americans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun 22; (2012 Jun 22). [Full Text/Abstract]
    Thearle MS, Muller YL, Hanson RL, Mullins M, Abdussamad M, Tran J, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Krakoff J, Baier LJ. Greater impact of melanocortin-4 receptor deficiency on rates of growth and risk of type 2 diabetes during childhood compared with adulthood in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2012 Jan; 61 (1; 2012 Jan; 61):250-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Berhane AM, Weil EJ, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Hanson RL. Albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate as predictors of diabetic end-stage renal disease and death. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Oct; 6 (6; 2011 Oct; 10):2444-51. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Malhotra A, Kobes S, Knowler WC, Baier LJ, Bogardus C, Hanson RL. A genome-wide association study of BMI in American Indians. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Oct; 19 (19; 2011 Oct; 10):2102-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Millis MP, Young NJ, Kobes S, Nelson RG, Knowler WC, DiStefano JK. ELMO1 variants and susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy in American Indians. Mol Genet Metab. 2010 Dec; 101 (101; 2010 Dec; 4):383-90. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Franks PW, Hanson RL, Knowler WC, Sievers ML, Bennett PH, Looker HC. Childhood obesity, other cardiovascular risk factors, and premature death. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 11; 362 (6; 362; 2010 Feb 11):485-93. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Traurig M, Mack J, Hanson RL, Ghoussaini M, Meyre D, Knowler WC, Kobes S, Froguel P, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Common variation in SIM1 is reproducibly associated with BMI in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2009 Jul; 58 (7; 58; 2009 Jul):1682-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Rong R, Hanson RL, Ortiz D, Wiedrich C, Kobes S, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Association analysis of variation in/near FTO, CDKAL1, SLC30A8, HHEX, EXT2, IGF2BP2, LOC387761, and CDKN2B with type 2 diabetes and related quantitative traits in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2009 Feb; 58 (2009 Feb; 2; 58):478-88. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Bogardus C, Duggan D, Kobes S, Knowlton M, Infante AM, Marovich L, Benitez D, Baier LJ, Knowler WC. A search for variants associated with young-onset type 2 diabetes in American Indians in a 100K genotyping array. Diabetes. 2007 Dec; 56 (56; 2007 Dec; 12):3045-52. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Craig DW, Millis MP, Yeatts KA, Kobes S, Pearson JV, Lee AM, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Wolford JK. Identification of PVT1 as a candidate gene for end-stage renal disease in type 2 diabetes using a pooling-based genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism association study. Diabetes. 2007 Apr; 56 (56; 2007 Apr; 4):975-83. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Imperatore G, Bennett PH, Knowler WC. Components of the "metabolic syndrome" and incidence of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2002 Oct; 51 (2002 Oct; 10; 51):3120-7. [Full Text/Abstract]