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Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch

Determining the etiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity.
About the Branch

Branch Sections and Chiefs

Chronic Kidney Disease Section

Robert G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Section Chief

This section conducts observational studies and clinical trials of diabetic kidney disease.

Diabetes Epidemiology and Clinical Research Section 

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

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 Genetic Epidemiology Section

Robert Hanson, M.D., M.P.H., Section Chief

This section focuses on the epidemiology of these diseases, particularly on genetic and molecular aspects, in American Indian and other populations.

Diabetes Molecular Genetics Section 

Leslie J. Baier, Ph.D., Section Chief

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., Section Chief

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