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Director, Division of Endocrinology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research


As a pediatric endocrinologist, I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, obesity and cardiovascular disease. I believe that each patient and family is unique, and I treat them as individuals with the goal of improving their lives.

In addition to treating patients, I’m also involved in research. My colleagues and I are looking for ways to reduce the frequency of diabetes and obesity and the complications associated with these conditions. I focus on the epidemiology and genetics of obesity, insulin resistance, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. My research on diabetes and obesity has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more than 20 years.

When I’m not helping patients or engaged in research, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also like to read, hike and follow the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric endocrinology; diabetes mellitus

Research Interests

Epidemiology of obesity; insulin resistance; abnormal carbohydrate metabolism; diabetes and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Endocrinology, Diabetes, Endocrinology

My Locations

My Education

BS: University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1971.

MD: University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.

Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 to 1979.

Chief Resident: 1979.

Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1982; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1983.

My Publications

Reduction in myocardial strain is evident in adolescents and young adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Haley, JE; Zhiqian, G; Philip, KR; Nicolas, ML; Thomas, KR; Lawrence, DM; Elaine, UM. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:243-250.

Longitudinal association of biomarkers of pesticide exposure with cardiovascular disease risk factors in youth with diabetes. Kaur, N; Starling, AP; Calafat, AM; Sjodin, A; Clouet-Foraison, N; Dolan, LM; Imperatore, G; Jensen, ET; Lawrence, JM; Ospina, M; et al. Environmental Research. 2020; 181:108916-108916.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with elevated PCSK9 levels in young women (vol 18, pg 756, 2017). Levenson, AE; Shah, AS; Khoury, PR; Kimball, TR; Urbina, EM; de Ferranti, SD; Maahs, DM; Dolan, LM; Wadwa, RP; Biddinger, SB. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:143-143.

Characterizing the weight-glycemia phenotypes of type 1 diabetes in youth and young adulthood. Kahkoska, AR; Nguyen, CT; Jiang, X; Adair, LA; Agarwal, S; Aiello, AE; Burger, KS; Buse, JB; Dabelea, D; Dolan, LM; et al. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 2020; 8:e000886-e000886.

Longitudinal Phenotypes of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth Based on Weight and Glycemia and Their Association With Complications. Kahkoska, AR; Nguyen, CT; Adair, LA; Aiello, AE; Burger, KS; Buse, JB; Dabelea, D; Dolan, LM; Malik, FS; Mottl, AK; et al. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 104:6003-6016.

Type 1 diabetes is associated with an increase in cholesterol absorption markers but a decrease in cholesterol synthesis markers in a young adult population. Semova, I; Levenson, AE; Krawczyk, J; Bullock, K; Williams, KA; Wadwa, RP; Shah, AS; Khoury, PR; Kimball, TR; Urbina, EM; et al. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2019; 13:940-946.

Soluble CD137 Ameliorates Acute Type 1 Diabetes by Inducing T Cell Anergy. Itoh, A; Ortiz, L; Kachapati, K; Wu, Y; Adams, D; Bednar, K; Mukherjee, S; Chougnet, C; Mittler, RS; Chen, Y; et al. Frontiers in Immunology. 2019; 10.

Inflammation and acute traffic-related air pollution exposures among a cohort of youth with type 1 diabetes. Puett, RC; Yanosky, JD; Mittleman, MA; Montresor-Lopez, J; Bell, RA; Crume, TL; Dabelea, D; Dolan, LM; Jr, DR B; Marcovina, SM; et al. Environment International. 2019; 132:105064-105064.

Out of pocket diabetes-related medical expenses for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes: The Search for diabetes in youth study. Merjaneh, L; Pihoker, C; Divers, J; Fino, N; Klingensmith, G; Shrestha, SS; Saydah, S; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Dabelea, D; Powell, J; et al. Diabetes Care. 2019; 42:e172-e174.

Association of metformin and statin medications with surrogate measures of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 diabetes: The search for diabetes in youth study. Gourgari, E; Stafford, JM; Jr, DR; Dolan, LM; Lawrence, JM; Mottl, A; Pihoker, C; Urbina, EM; Wadwa, RP; Dabelea, D. Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 24:187-194.