Stephanie T. Chung, M.B.B.S., is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist and internist, Lasker Tenure-Track Investigator, Co-Director of Metabolic Research Program at NIDDK and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University. Dr. Chung has over 12 years of experience conducting clinical studies in children and adults with diabetes and obesity. She currently leads a clinical metabolic research program that focuses on improving population-specific risk stratification and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease with the goal of reducing health disparities especially in youth and young adults. Her passions include running as well as baking delicious treats for her family and lab.
Lilian Mabundo, RN, MSN, is a research nurse in the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch with a master’s degree in Nursing Education. She is lead associate investigator for clinical studies with expertise in conducting metabolic phenotyping using isotope tracers. She assists with the clinical management and education of patients, study implementation and data collection and organization. Outside of lab, she loves spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, exercising, decluttering, and is an avid “foodie.”
Abby Meyers, M.D., is a pediatric endocrinologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at The Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. Dr. Meyers completed her research fellowship at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver InterInstitute Fellowship Program, NICHD under the mentorship of Dr. Chung. Her research interests include improving the care and treatment of youth with obesity and type 2 diabetes center. She is credentialed and permitted to see patients at both CNMC and NIH.
Sydney is a Clinical Study Coordinator in the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch. She graduated from Howard University, with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry. With an extensive family history of diabetes, Sydney is a proud member of Dr. Stephanie Chung's lab where her research focuses on Pediatric Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolic disorders. She leads, MIGHTY-Fiber, a pilot study in youth & young adults exploring the effects of supplementing prebiotics with daily metformin use, to mitigate gastrointestinal side effects in youth. Sydney is passionate about reducing health disparities in minority and underserved populations. She has a keen interest in maternal & child health and plans to become an OB/GYN upon completion of her fellowship. When she is not at NIH, she's riding her peloton, playing golf, or watching an action movie. She loves spending time with her loved ones, travel spontaneously, and (safely) doing car karaoke to Hip-Hop/R&B & Rap music!
Aruba Chowdhury is a first year IRTA in Dr. Stephanie Chung's NIDDK lab, as well as a clinical coordinator at the NIH Outpatient and Pediatric clinic. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Public Health. During her time as an undergraduate, she took a special interest to minority health and healthcare disparities. She has participated in multiple observational projects regarding maternal morbidity in the U.S. Aruba's area of research concentration is the early stages of atherosclerosis in minority youth with Type 2 Diabetes. She hopes to study to become a pediatric oncologist upon completion of medical school. Her hobbies include traveling, exploring DC, and painting. She likes going to concerts and trying new foods.