U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch

Clifton Bogardus III, M.D., Chief


Diabetes Epidemiology and Clinical Research Section

William Knowler, M.D., Dr.P.H.

This section conducts epidemiologic studies of obesity and diabetes and their associated complications. The section also participates in clinical trials to identify better prevention and treatment methods for obesity and diabetes.

Diabetes Molecular Genetics Section

Leslie J. Baier, Ph.D.

This section conducts molecular, genetic, and genomic research to identify genetic risk factors for obesity and diabetes.

Obesity and Diabetes Clinical Research Section

Jonathan Krakoff, M.D.

This section conducts physiologic studies to understand the etiology and pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes in man.