U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Judith Fradkin

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-7349
Email: fradkinj@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • ConsultantWalter Reed National Military Medical Center1984-Present
  • Clinical AssociateClinical Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH1979-1982
  • Endocrinology FellowYale University School of Medicine1978-1979
  • Medical Intern and ResidentBeth Israel Hospital, Harvard University1975-1978
  • M.D.University of California at San Francisco1975

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, my responsibilities include planning and implementation of a broad portfolio of basic and clinical research, including major clinical trials initiated or significantly co-sponsored by the NIDDK.  I also manage several aspects of the trans-NIH coordination of diabetes research as chair of the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee (DMICC).  I am responsible for coordinating the trans-HHS planning and implementation of a special appropriation for type 1 diabetes research, currently budgeted at $150M annually.  Jointly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I am responsible for the development and implementation of activities of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).  I represent the NIDDK in interactions with professional societies and voluntary groups and in a wide variety of forums and working groups, including those within the NIH.  I also provide patient care and teach at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Bethesda endocrinology clinic.​

Current Committee Memberships

  • DMICCChair
  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on Human Growth Hormone and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Executive CommitteeMember
  • American Diabetes Association Professional Practice CommitteeMember
  • NDEPMember