U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolic Diseases (DEM)

Director, Judith Fradkin Ph.D. Deputy Director, Phillip Smith Ph.D.
Dr. Judith Fradkin​
Deputy Director
Dr. Philip Smith

About the Division​

The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM) provides research funding and support for basic and clinical research in the areas of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, including cystic fibrosis; endocrinology and endocrine disorders; obesity, neuroendocrinology, and energy balance; and development, metabolism, and basic biology of liver, fat, and endocrine tissues.  DEM also provides funding for the training and career development of individuals committed to academic and clinical research careers in these areas.

Division Staff

View staff and contact information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Additional Information



 Research Programs

The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM) supports research in:
For a list of all NIDDK programs, including theses, visit Research Programs and Contacts​.​


 Funding Opportunities



 Strategic Plans and Report