Center for Diabetes Translation Research
The Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) is a joint partnership between Washington University in St. Louis, 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 NCAI Policy Research Center directs the Research Translation with American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Core of the WU-CDTR.
The project includes the following aims:
- 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 health 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:
- Trauma and Depression among Native Peoples: Barriers to Effective Diabetes Prevention and Management, General Assembly, 15th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum, September 2, 2020 ((Dr. Spero Manson; video coming soon)
- Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Critical Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic. NCAI Policy Research Center Webinar Series, May 12, 2020
- Navigating the Maze of Indian Health Service and Tribal Institutional Review Boards. NCAI Policy Research Center Webinar Series, August 15, 2019 (Rachael Tracy IHS)
- Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives: Are We Making Progress? General Assembly, 14th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum, NCAI MId Year Conference, June 26, 2019. (Dr. Yvette Roubideaux; video coming soon)
- Translating Diabetes Research into Practice to Improve Health in AI/AN Communities: Overview and Application of Dissemination and Implementation Research (Dr. Stephanie Mazzucca, 4/26/2018)
- Tribal Behavioral Health: Diabetes and Behavioral Health Comorbidities in Native Communities (Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Dr. Melissa Lewis & Dr. Kyle Hill, 10/10/2017)
- A Guide to Dissemination & Implementation Science (Dr. Ross Brownson, 03/15/2017)
- Using Data to Inform Tribal and Governmental Organizations on the Health Needs of AI/AN Peoples (Dr. Joan O'Connell, 10/04/2016)
- Strategies to Disseminate Diabetes Research (Dr. Ka'imi Sinclair, 11/19/2014)
- Native American Issues of Health: Translating Pathways of Health Research, Sovereignty, and Philosophy into a Community Context (Dr. Rodney Haring, 11/26/2013)
- Cultural Humility: A Core Value for American Indian Community Engagement and Translational Research (Dr. Tassy Parker, 11/22/2013)
- Developing National Guidelines and Building Research Capacity to Support Inter-Tribal Communities (Dr. Jami Bartgis & Dr. Nicole Yuan, 11/19/2013)
Resources for Researchers
- NCAI Policy Research Center - Publications Webpage
- Tribal Research Future Game - Holding Space: A Toolkit for Tribal Partners in Research Trainings
- Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum - NCAI Mid Year Conference
- Resources from WU-CDTR, including webinars, trainings/workshops, pilot grants, funding opportunities
How to become an affiliated member of the WU-CDTR:
Members can access resources of the WU-CDTR such as trainings, workshops, and other resources to help build skills to conduct diabetes translation research and to write publications and grants. 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.
- Dr. Yvette Roubideaux (Core Director), NCAI Policy Research Center
- Gwynne Evans-Lomayesva (Project Team), NCAI Policy Research Center
- Sierra Watt (Project Team), NCAI Policy Research Center)
The Washington University in St. Louis 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.