U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kristina Rother

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-435-4639
Email: kristinar@intra.niddk.nih.gov

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  • Clinical InvestigatorNIDDK, NIH2000-present
  • Senior FellowNIDDK, NIH1998-2000
  • Visiting AssociatePediatric Endocrinology, NICHD, NIH1995-1998
  • Visiting ScientistInstitute of Molecular Biology II, University of Zurich, Switzerland1994-1995
  • Fellowship in Pediatric EndocrinologyMassachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic1991-1994
  • Residency in Pediatrics (years 2 and 3)Mayo Clinic1989-1991
  • Internship in Pediatric EndocrinologyChildren’s Hospital Zurich1988-1989
  • Residency in Pediatrics (year 1)Mayo Clinic1987-1988
  • M.H.Sc.NIH and Duke University2008
  • M.D. & Doctoral ThesisAlbert Ludwigs University Freiburg1986

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Kristina Ingeborg Rother, M.D.

Senior Research Physician, Section on Pediatric Diabetes and MetabolismDiabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
  • Clinical Research
Research Summary/In Plain Language

​Research in Plain Language

My research focuses on artificial sweeteners and their effects on our metabolism. To learn more about these food additives is especially important for persons who are overweight/obese and for individuals with type 2 diabetes, a condition that until recently was typical for older adults who are obese. Nowadays it is also seen in children and adolescents. My team is also interested in finding out more about long-term side effects of diabetes drugs, and hormonal abnormalities in children who have diseases in which the body develops immune responses against itself. Two of these conditions are called CANDLE syndrome and dermatomyositis.​​