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Henry B. Burch, M.D.

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Clinical studies on the effects of lifestyle and health policy changes on type 2 diabetes, including studies utilizing telemedicine, wearable technology, and mobile applications in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Responsibilities & Activities

As director of healthy behaviors and policy effects on type 2 diabetes, my portfolio includes research involving behavioral strategies to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Diabetes research in this program may include observational studies, efficacy and effectiveness trials, natural experiment evaluation, pragmatic trials, and implementation science at the patient, family, healthcare system, healthcare provider, or community level. This program includes grants to evaluate changes in health care systems and policies related to improving diabetes outcomes. In addition, I serve as director of thyroid research at the NIDDK. Thyroid research in this program may include non-neoplastic clinical, genetic, and mechanistic studies dealing with disorders of the thyroid.

Research Programs

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

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
Basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.