U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Henry Burch

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-827-0827
Email: henry.burch@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Consultant to the US Army Surgeon GeneralWalter Reed Naitonal Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C.2011-2016
  • Chief, Endocinology, Diabetes, and MetabolismWalter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland2000-2011

Current 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
This program supports studies in humans aimed at the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes across the lifespan, as well as further characterizing and understanding the mechanistic aspects of the etiology of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications
This program supports both basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes