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Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Select staff are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Read a description of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases.

Name Email Address Phone Number Title Research Description
Fradkin, Judith 301-496-7349 Director
Smith, Philip 301-594-8816 Deputy Director Diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases
Abraham, Kristin 301-451-8048 Program Director The role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of metabolic disease and the use of mouse models in metabolic phenotyping
Akolkar, Beena 240-593-1733 Program Director Clinical research in the prevention and immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes and the genetics and genomics of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Arreaza-Rubin, Guillermo 301-594-4724 Program Director Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensing
Arrowchis, Leeanna 301-594-3612 Data Analyst (Contractor) Common Fund Metabolomics
Bekirov, Iddil 301-402-5090 Program Analyst (Contractor) Common Fund programs: 4D Nucleome, Illuminating the Druggable Genome and Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity
Blondel, Olivier 301-451-7334 Program Director Pathophysiology of the endocrine pancreas in diabetes; technology development (i.e. genomics and systems biology) in metabolic disease
Brathwaite, Debbie 301-594-4703 Support Assistant (Contractor) Administrative support for the scientific staff
Burch, Henry 301-827-0827 Program Director Clinical studies on the effects of lifestyle and health policy changes on type 2 diabetes; Clinical and laboratory studies on disorders of the thyroid
Carter, Joy 301-480-9869 Travel Coordinator/Administrative Support (Contractor) Travel and administrative support to DEM Program Directors
Castle, Arthur 301-594-7719 Program Director Functional metabolomics and technology development to measure metabolic disease; fellowships and institutional training grants
Cowie, Catherine 301-594-8804 Program Director Epidemiology of diabetes, including development, control, interventions and complications
Eggerman, Thomas 301-594-8813 Program Director Cystic fibrosis research and translation centers, inborn errors of metabolism, clinical trials, and islet transplantation
Fern, Gizem 301-827-8178 Travel Coordinator/Administrative Support (Contractor) Travel and administrative support to Program Directors managing Common Fund Programs
Green, Neal 301-594-8815 Project Manager (Contractor) Clinical trials specialist, Islet transplantation, DSMB/OSMB/EEC Administration
Haft, Carol Renfrew 301-594-7689 Program Director Adipocyte development and biology in various fat depots; protein trafficking, secretion, processing and ER stress in metabolic disease
Hyde, James 301-594-7692 Program Director Neurobiology of energy balance and body composition in obesity; Diabetes Research Centers
Jones, Teresa 301-435-2996 Program Director Diabetic wound healing, diabetic neuropathy, basic and clinical research of diabetes complications involving multiple organ systems
Laughlin, Maren 301-594-8802 Program Director Integrative metabolism and physiology, and in vivo molecular and functional imaging, as relevant to energy balance in metabolic disease
Lee, Christine 301-594-8806 Program Director Clinical studies on the development, diagnosis and medical treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults; clinical studies of diabetes in older adults
Leschek, Ellen 301-402-8291 Program Director Type 1 and type 2 diabetes clinical research; inborn errors of metabolism
Li, Yan 301-435-3721 Program Director Small Business Technology Development, DEM K99/R Pathway to Independence Awards and R13 Conference Grants
Linder, Barbara 301-594-0021 Program Director Type 2 diabetes in children and youth; medical management of type 1 diabetes in children, youth and adults; human studies of metabolic imprinting
Malozowski, Saul 301-451-4683 Program Director Neuroendocrinology of hypothalamic-pituitary axis, neuropeptide signaling and receptors; hormonal regulation of bone and mineral metabolism
Martey, Louis 301-594-7733 Program Analyst Coordination and preparation of pre and post council materials, analysis and evaluation of project funding for all grant mechanisms by DEM, supervision of administrative support staff
Otradovec, Heidi 301-451-7609 Program Analyst Coordination and preparation of pre, sub, and post Council materials; analysis and evaluation of project funding for DEM grant mechanisms; track dollar commitments and grant initiatives for the T1D funds; division web liaison
Pawlyk, Aaron 301-451-7299 Program Director ​Key regulators of intermediary metabolism; drug discovery; pharmacogenetics and precision medicine.
Perry, Doris 301-594-2127 Travel Coordinator/Administrative Support (Contractor) Travel and administrative support to DEM Program Directors
Sato, Sheryl 301-594-8811 Program Director Basic mechanisms underlying the organogenesis and regeneration of pancreatic islets during health and disease
Sechi, Salvatore 301-594-8814 Program Director Proteomics, Systems Biology, and Structural Biology as applied to diabetes, metabolic, and endocrine diseases
Silva, Corinne 301-451-7335 Program Director Signaling pathways, nuclear receptors and nutrient sensing in metabolic tissues; role of intrauterine environment in offspring metabolic disease
Spain, Lisa 301-451-9871 Program Director Etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune endocrine diseases
Staten, Myrlene 240-593-3285 Project Scientist (Contractor) Pharmacologic interventions and/or other medically related interventions to prevent or treat Type 2 Diabetes in adult patients
Stoeckel, Luke 301-741-9223 Program Director Cognitive and clinical neuroscience of the non-homeostatic (i.e., extra-hypothalamic) contributions to obesity and diabetes and their complications
Teff, Karen 301-594-8803 Program Director Effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and metabolism, clinical and basic science of hepatic metabolism and hypoglycemia, human sleep and diabetes
Tenuto, Michael 301-827-7090 Scientific Program Analyst Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) Program
Thomas, Lakia 301-827-7249 Budget Data Analyst (Contractor) Travel Coordinator and Conference Coordinator; Assists Deputy Director in oversight of division travel
Thornton, Pamela 301-480-6476 Program Director Health Disparities; Implementation Science; Centers for Diabetes Translation Research
Wang, Xujing 301-451-2862 Program Director Data science; computation modeling; integrative genomics; network biology; genotype-phenotype relationship
Xia, Ashley 301-480-9505 Program Director Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity