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Catherine Cowie, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Epidemiology of diabetes, including development, control, interventions and complications

Responsibilities & Activities

I am winding down my responsibilities and activities now that I am retired from full-time work in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEMD) at NIDDK and working on a limited part-time basis in DDEMD. 

Currently I am managing diabetes epidemiology interests which include developing and maintaining diabetes components in national surveys and other epidemiologic data sources, and monitoring diabetes epidemiology support contract activities.  I am analyzing national survey data and other epidemiologic data sources in collaboration with other epidemiologists; part of this includes the mentoring of early- and mid-stage diabetes epidemiologists.  In addition, I am assisting in the oversight of the process to move the compendium, Diabetes in America, to an electronic version that can be more easily updated.  An external advisory group is being convened to advise the NIDDK as this structure is redefined.  An important part of the new process will include pathways to improve exposure and reach of the compendium to the fuller diabetes community.

Research Programs

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

Committees & Working Groups

  • Hispanic Community Health Study—Study of Latinos, Member
  • DEM Clinical Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK Epidemiology Committee, Member
  • NIDDK Clinical Studies Working Group, Member
  • National Diabetes Statistics Report, NIDDK Representative
  • NIH National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Special Interest Group, Member