Diabetes Translation

Center for Diabetes Translation Research

The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) is a joint partnership between Washington University, the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center, the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, and University of Missouri to combine our efforts and expertise to eliminate disparities in Type II diabetes research by translating evidence-based interventions to diverse communities.

The project includes the following aims:

Within the WU-CDTR Research Translation with American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Core, which is co-directed by the NCAI Policy Research Center and the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, we aim to:

  • Equip researchers and AI/AN communities with the knowledge and skills that they need to reduce AI/AN diabetes disparities.
  • Assist researchers engaged in Type II diabetes research in identifying appropriate Al/AN community partners for their work through providing access to related networks of individuals and organizations.
  • Support researchers in designing research one the role of public healh policies in the prevention of Type II diabetes among AI/AN populations.

The project provides the following services:

  • Provide expertise, knowledge, and tools for researchers and AI/AN communities to engage in effective research partnerships for conducting type II translational diabetes research.
  • Provide opportunities for partnership formation among researchers and AI/AN communities through access to the NCAI's existing networks of AI/AN scholars and community leaders.
  • Technical assistance to support emerging partnerships between AI/AN communities and researchers, including the development of research agreements and culturally appropriate project design, measures, and data collection methods. 

The project has produced the following resources:

How to become an affiliated member of the WU-CDTR:

Members come from a variety of disciplines, but they have diabetes related research interests that are pivotal to the mission of our Center. Common co-occurring conditions include but are not limited to obesity prevention, nutrition, health communication, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, and health policy.

Partners/Project Staff:

  • Dr. Yvette Roubideaux (Core Director), NCAI Policy Research Center
  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Henderson (Co-Core Director), Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

Acknowledgments:

The Washington University CDTR is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, P30DK092950.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.