U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Anne Sumner

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-402-4240
Email: annes@intra.niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • EndocrineDiabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, Medical College of Pennsylvania1988-1990
  • Nutrition FellowshipHospital of the University of Pennsylvania1987-1988
  • Internal Medicine ResidencyReading Hospital and Medical Center1983-1986
  • M.D.University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine1982
  • B.A.Brown University1976

 Related Links

  • Clinical Research
  • Health Disparities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Bingham BA, Duong MT, Ricks M, Mabundo LS, Baker RL Jr, Utumatwishima JN, Udahogora M, Berrigan D, Sumner AE. The Association between Stress Measured by Allostatic Load Score and Physiologic Dysregulation in African Immigrants: The Africans in America Study. Front Public Health. 2016 Nov 25; 4 (2016 Nov 25; 4):265. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Duong MT, Bingham BA, Aldana PC, Ricks M, Mabundo LS, Tulloch-Reid MK, Chung ST, Sacks DB. Glycated Albumin Identifies Prediabetes Not Detected by Hemoglobin A1c: The Africans in America Study. Clin Chem. 2016 Sep 13; 62 (62; 11; 2016 Sep 13):1524-1532. [Full Text/Abstract]
Duong MT, Bingham BA, Aldana PC, Chung ST, Sumner AE. Variation in the Calculation of Allostatic Load Score: 21 Examples from NHANES. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Jun 28; (2016 Jun 28). [Full Text/Abstract]
Polidori DC, Bergman RN, Chung ST, Sumner AE. Hepatic and Extrahepatic Insulin Clearance Are Differentially Regulated: Results From a Novel Model-Based Analysis of Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Data. Diabetes. 2016 Mar 18; 65 (6; 2016 Mar 18; 65):1556-64. [Full Text/Abstract]
Chung ST, Sumner AE. Diabetes: T2DM risk prediction in populations of African descent. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2016 Jan 22; 12 (2016 Jan 22; 12; 3):131-2. [Full Text/Abstract]
Thoreson CK, Chung ST, Ricks M, Reynolds JC, Remaley AT, Periwal V, Li Y, Sumner AE. Biochemical and clinical deficiency is uncommon in African immigrants despite a high prevalence of low vitamin D: the Africans in America study. Osteoporos Int. 2015 May 23; 26 (2015 May 23; 26; 11):2607-15. [Full Text/Abstract]
O'Connor MY, Thoreson CK, Ricks M, Courville AB, Thomas F, Yao J, Katzmarzyk PT, Sumner AE. Worse cardiometabolic health in African immigrant men than African American men: reconsideration of the healthy immigrant effect. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2014 Aug; 12 (6; 2014 Aug; 12):347-53. [Full Text/Abstract]
Cizza G, de Jonge L, Piaggi P, Mattingly M, Zhao X, Lucassen E, Rother KI, Sumner AE, Csako G. Neck circumference is a predictor of metabolic syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea in short-sleeping obese men and women. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2014 May; 12 (2014 May; 4; 12):231-41. [Full Text/Abstract]
Yu SS, Ramsey NL, Castillo DC, Ricks M, Sumner AE. Triglyceride-based screening tests fail to recognize cardiometabolic disease in African immigrant and African-American men. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2013 Feb; 11 (2013 Feb; 11; 1):15-20. [Full Text/Abstract]
Golden SH, Brown A, Cauley JA, Chin MH, Gary-Webb TL, Kim C, Sosa JA, Sumner AE, Anton B. Health disparities in endocrine disorders: biological, clinical, and nonclinical factors--an Endocrine Society scientific statement. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Sep; 97 (2012 Sep; 97; 9):E1579-639. [Full Text/Abstract]
Castillo DC, Ramsey NL, Yu SS, Ricks M, Courville AB, Sumner AE. Inconsistent Access to Food and Cardiometabolic Disease: The Effect of Food Insecurity. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2012 Jun; 6 (2012 Jun; 6; 3):245-250. [Full Text/Abstract]
Muniyappa R, Sachdev V, Sidenko S, Ricks M, Castillo DC, Courville AB, Sumner AE. Postprandial endothelial function does not differ in women by race: an insulin resistance paradox?. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jan 15; 302 (2012 Jan 15; 2; 302):E218-25. [Full Text/Abstract]
Ukegbu UJ, Castillo DC, Knight MG, Ricks M, Miller BV 3rd, Onumah BM, Sumner AE. Metabolic syndrome does not detect metabolic risk in African men living in the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2011 Oct; 34 (2011 Oct; 10; 34):2297-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Knight MG, Goedecke JH, Ricks M, Evans J, Levitt NS, Tulloch-Reid MK, Sumner AE. The TG/HDL-C ratio does not predict insulin resistance in overweight women of African descent: a study of South African, African American and West African women. Ethn Dis. 2011 Autumn; 21 (2011 Autumn; 4; 21):490-4. [Full Text/Abstract]
Chow CC, Periwal V, Csako G, Ricks M, Courville AB, Miller BV 3rd, Vega GL, Sumner AE. Higher acute insulin response to glucose may determine greater free fatty acid clearance in African-American women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Aug; 96 (8; 2011 Aug; 96):2456-63. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Micklesfield LK, Ricks M, Tambay AV, Avila NA, Thomas F, Lambert EV, Levitt NS, Evans J, Rotimi CN, Tulloch-Reid MK, Goedecke JH. Waist circumference, BMI, and visceral adipose tissue in white women and women of African descent. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Mar; 19 (19; 2011 Mar; 3):671-4. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Zhou J, Doumatey A, Imoisili OE, Amoah A, Acheampong J, Oli J, Johnson T, Adebamowo C, Rotimi CN. Low HDL-Cholesterol with Normal Triglyceride Levels is the Most Common Lipid Pattern in West Africans and African Americans with Metabolic Syndrome: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. CVD Prev Control. 2010 Sep 1; 5 (2010 Sep 1; 3; 5):75-80. [Full Text/Abstract]
Periwal V, Chow CC, Bergman RN, Ricks M, Vega GL, Sumner AE. Evaluation of quantitative models of the effect of insulin on lipolysis and glucose disposal. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Oct; 295 (2008 Oct; 4; 295):R1089-96. [Full Text/Abstract]
Frempong BA, Ricks M, Sen S, Sumner AE. Effect of low-dose oral contraceptives on metabolic risk factors in African-American women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jun; 93 (6; 2008 Jun; 93):2097-103. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Sen S, Ricks M, Frempong BA, Sebring NG, Kushner H. Determining the waist circumference in african americans which best predicts insulin resistance. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Apr; 16 (2008 Apr; 16; 4):841-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Cowie CC. Ethnic differences in the ability of triglyceride levels to identify insulin resistance. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Feb; 196 (196; 2; 2008 Feb):696-703. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Vega GL, Genovese DJ, Finley KB, Bergman RN, Boston RC. Normal triglyceride levels despite insulin resistance in African Americans: role of lipoprotein lipase. Metabolism. 2005 Jul; 54 (2005 Jul; 7; 54):902-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sumner AE, Finley KB, Genovese DJ, Criqui MH, Boston RC. Fasting triglyceride and the triglyceride-HDL cholesterol ratio are not markers of insulin resistance in African Americans. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Jun 27; 165 (165; 12; 2005 Jun 27):1395-400. [Full Text/Abstract]