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James F. Hyde, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of energy balance and body composition in obesity; Diabetes Research Centers

Responsibilities & Activities

I am program director for the Neurobiology of Obesity, and Diabetes Research Centers programs. The NIDDK’s Diabetes Research Centers program (https://diabetescenters.org/) supports innovative research and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote the translation of basic science into public health improvements. I also coordinate the NIH Loan Repayment program for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases.

In addition to my work for the Institute, I currently am a member of the Research Policy Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

Research Programs

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

Endocrinology & Hormone Signaling
Endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, hormone signaling, nutrient sensing, the Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Axis, and bone metabolism.

Metabolism, Energy Balance & Obesity
Basic and clinical studies related to energy balance and physiological mechanisms modulating weight gain, loss and maintenance.

Neurobiology of Obesity
Neurobiology of energy balance and clinical studies on non-homeostatic (extra-hypothalamic) contributions to obesity and diabetes.

Committees & Working Groups

  • DDEMD Loan Repayment Program Committee, Chair
  • NIDDK Training Program Directors Committee, Member
  • DDEMD Research Training and Career Development Committee, Member