U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Karen Teff

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8803
Email: karen.teff@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • DirectorClinical and Translational Research Center, University of Pennsylvania2011-2013
  • MemberMonell Chemical Senses Center2006-2013
  • DirectorTranslational Research, Diabetes Research Center, University of Pennsylvania2006-2013
  • MemberMonell Chemical Senses Center1996-2004
  • Ph.D.McGill University1988

Karen L. Teff, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

My portfolio includes basic and clinical research grants in the following areas:  (1) the effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and other outcomes associated with the pathophysiology of diabetes; (2) studies examining the mechanisms involved with, as well as the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of, hypoglycemia.and 3) autonomic control and contribution to metabolic dysfunction

‚ÄčResearch Programs

Clinical Research in Type 1 Diabetes
This program supports clinical research that addresses the determinants, etiology, progression, prevention, and treatment of type 1 diabetes in children and adults

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

Metabolic Pathways
This program supports research on the pathways that are involved in intermediary metabolism, from a whole-body, tissue, cellular, or the molecular perspective, as they impact metabolic diseases

Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Obesity
This program supports research on metabolism, energy balance, and obesity

Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
This program supports basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including the etiology of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune endocrine diseases

Current Committee Memberships

  • DEM Clinical Working GroupChair
  • Obesity Working GroupMember
  • Clinical Studies Working GroupMember