Henry B. Burch, M.D.
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.
Endocrinology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 2011-2016
Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 2000-2011