U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Media Contacts

Contact NIDDK’s Press Team

Reporters, grantee public relations offices and NIH staff can reach NIDDK press officers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday-Friday (except federal holidays) at 301-496-3583 and NIDDKMEDIA@mail.nih.gov, or contact specific press officers based on beats.

For background on health topics, visit http://health.nih.gov and NIDDK's website.​

Beat Press Officer Telephone Number(s)
Press Team Lead Mary M. Harris 301-435-8114
c. 301-793-8529​​
Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases, including:
diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) * obesity and diabetes * islet cell transplantation* metabolism * thyroid disease *circadian rhythm * cystic fibrosis
Amy F. Reiter 301-594-5202
Digestive Diseases & Nutrition, including:
obesity *weight management * nutrition * liver disease * fecal incontinence (bowel control) * hepatitis * celiac disease * Crohn's & colitis * irritable bowel syndrome * human microbiome * bariatric surgery
Leslie Curtis 301-496-3585
Kidney, Urology & Hematology, including:
kidney disease, dialysis & transplantation * urinary incontinence (bladder control) * prostate enlargement (BPH) * women's urology * hematologic diseases
January W. Payne 301-435-8115
NIDDK-conducted research in Maryland and Arizona, including:
diabetes * obesity * kidney disease * digestive diseases * hepatitis * liver disease * blood stem cell therapy for sickle cell disease * hypoglycemia * pancreatitis in cystic fibrosis
NIDDK Media Team 301-496-3583
Minority health, including:
student research training programs and resources for minority researchers
January W. Payne 301-435-8115