I believe that each patient and family is unique, and I treat them as individuals with the goal of improving their lives.

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Biography

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.

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Publications

A Longitudinal Assessment of Diabetes Autoantibodies in the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. Merjaneh, L; Dolan, LM; Suerken, CK; D'Agostino, R; Imperatore, G; Saydah, S; Roberts, A; Marcovina, S; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Dabelea, D; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2022.

Changes in Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Undergoing Pubertal Suppression: A Pilot Study. Nasomyont, N; Meisman, AR; Ecklund, K; Vajapeyam, S; Cecil, KM; Tkach, JA; Altaye, M; Corathers, SD; Conard, LA; Kalkwarf, HJ; et al. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2022.

Trends in Glycemia between 2002 and 2016 among Incident Youth Cohorts Early in the Course of Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Igudesman, D; Reboussin, BA; Souris, KJ; Pihoker, C; Dolan, L; Lawrence, JM; Saydah, S; Dabelea, D; Marcovina, S; Clouet-Foraison, N; et al. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2022; 2022.

Longitudinal Changes in Arterial Stiffness and Heart Rate Variability in Youth-Onset Type 1 Versus Type 2 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Shah, AS; Isom, S; D'Agostino, R; Dolan, LM; Dabelea, D; Imperatore, G; Mottl, A; Lustigova, E; Pihoker, C; Marcovina, S; et al. Diabetes Care. 2022; 45:1647-1656.

Household Food Insecurity and Fear of Hypoglycemia in Adolescents and Young Adults With Diabetes and Parents of Youth With Diabetes. Reid, LA; Zheng, S; Mendoza, JA; Reboussin, BA; Roberts, AJ; Sauder, KA; Lawrence, JM; Jensen, E; Henkin, L; Flory, K; et al. Diabetes Care. 2022.

Cerebral blood flow is lower in youth with type 2 diabetes compared to obese controls: A pilot study. Redel, JM; DiFrancesco, M; Lee, GR; Ziv, A; Dolan, LM; Brady, CC; Shah, AS. Pediatric Diabetes. 2022; 23:291-300.

Utility of Diabetes Type-Specific Genetic Risk Scores for the Classification of Diabetes Type Among Multiethnic Youth. Oram, RA; Sharp, SA; Pihoker, C; Ferrat, L; Imperatore, G; Williams, A; Redondo, MJ; Wagenknecht, L; Dolan, LM; Lawrence, JM; et al. Diabetes Care. 2022; 45:1124-1131.

Trends in Glycemic Control Among Youth and Young Adults With Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Malik, FS; Sauder, KA; Isom, S; Reboussin, BA; Dabelea, D; Lawrence, JM; Roberts, A; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Marcovina, S; Dolan, L; et al. Diabetes Care. 2022; 45:285-294.

Association of Insulin Regimen and Estimated Body Fat Over Time among Youths and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Kahkoska, AR; Sarteau, AC; Igudesman, D; Reboussin, BA; Dabelea, D; Dolan, LM; Jensen, E; Wadwa, RP; Pihoker, C; Mayer-Davis, EJ. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2022; 2022.

The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Diabetes Management on Clinical Outcomes: A Reinforcement Learning Analysis of Health Inequity Among Youth and Young Adults in the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Kahkoska, AR; Pokaprakarn, T; Rumay Alexander, G; Crume, TL; Dabelea, D; Divers, J; Dolan, LM; Jensen, ET; Lawrence, JM; Marcovina, S; et al. Diabetes Care. 2022; 45:108-118.

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