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Shavon Artis Dickerson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Responsibilities & Activities

As the program director for health equity and implementation science, I provide administrative and scientific oversight for research grants and cooperative agreements focused on behavioral and social science research to reduce/eliminate health disparities and promote health equity in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. My portfolio also includes dissemination and implementation research to identify, understand, and develop strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions. This includes strategies that advance meaningful and equitable engagement of community members and relevant stakeholders in NIDDK-funded research, including people living with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, family members, healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and other partners. In addition, research approaches in this portfolio include clinical and observational studies, pilot, efficacy, effectiveness, and pragmatic trials, and natural experiments to improve diabetes outcomes and/or quality-of-life for patients.

Research Programs

Clinical Research in Type 2 Diabetes
Progression and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children and adults.

Diabetes Centers
Enhancing and extending the effectiveness of diabetes research by encouraging collaboration among investigators from relevant disciplines.

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
The Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications Program supports both basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan.

Committees & Working Groups

  • DEM Stakeholder Engagement Working Group, Member
  • Clinical Advancement based on Research Evidence (CARE), Member
  • Growth and Advancement of Researchers in Diabetes & Endocrinology (GARDEN), Member
  • NIDDK Health Disparities and Health Equity Research Implementation Planning Committee, Member
  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group, Member
  • NIH Dissemination and Implementation Workgroup, Member
  • Health Equity Sub-Group, Member
Last Reviewed March 2024