U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Luke Stoeckel

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-741-9223
Email: luke.stoeckel@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Visiting ScientistMcGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology2013-2014
  • Clinical NeuropsychologistMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH)2012-2014
  • Director of Clinical NeuroscienceMGH Center for Addiction Medicine2012-2014
  • Assistant Professor of PsychologyHarvard Medical School2012-2014

Luke E Stoeckel, Ph.D.

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

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As Director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience of Obesity and Diabetes Program, I manage a portfolio of basic and applied cognitive, behavioral, and clinical human neuroscience research focused on the brain-behavior mechanisms related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of obesity and diabetes. The goal of this program is to translate basic neuroscience discoveries into novel, brain-based interventions for obesity and diabetes in humans. This includes basic neuropsychological and behavioral science in humans to understand mechanisms of neuropsychological and behavior change and identify neuropsychological and behavioral phenotypes that explain individual differences in outcomes or response to intervention.

There is a special interest in the development and leveraging of technological solutions to these disorders, including advanced capabilities to monitor and modulate the brain, web-based and mobile assessment of neuropsychological function and behavior, and data science solutions to these complex problems.

​Research Programs

Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging as applied to Diabetes, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases
This program supports research that is aimed at applying sophisticated, cutting-edge technologies to advance the understanding of the mechanisms that underlie diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases

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

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

Neurobiology of Obesity
The Neurobiology of Obesity program encompasses research on the regulation of body composition by circulating factors