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



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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A cross sectional study to compare cardiac structure and diastolic function in adolescents and young adults with youth-onset type 1 and type 2 diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Shah, AS; Isom, S; Dabelea, D; D’Agostino, R; Dolan, LM; Wagenknecht, L; Imperatore, G; Saydah, S; Liese, AD; Lawrence, JM; et al. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 2021; 20.

Glycemic control is associated with dyslipidemia over time in youth with type 2 diabetes: The SEARCH for diabetes in youth study. Brady, RP; Shah, AS; Jensen, ET; Stafford, JM; D'Agostino, RB; Dolan, LM; Knight, L; Imperatore, G; Turley, CB; Liese, AD; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2021; 22:951-959.

Trends in Prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents in the US, 2001-2017. Lawrence, JM; Divers, J; Isom, S; Saydah, S; Imperatore, G; Pihoker, C; Marcovina, SM; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Hamman, RF; Dolan, L; et al. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2021; 326:717-727.

Twenty years of pediatric diabetes surveillance: what do we know and why it matters. Dabelea, D; Sauder, KA; Jensen, ET; Mottl, AK; Huang, A; Pihoker, C; Hamman, RF; Lawrence, J; Dolan, LM; Agostino, RD; et al. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2021; 1495:99-120.

Increase in Prevalence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Diagnosis Among Youth With Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Jensen, ET; Stafford, JM; Saydah, S; D’agostino, RB; Dolan, LM; Lawrence, JM; Marcovina, S; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Pihoker, C; Rewers, A; et al. Diabetes Care. 2021; 44:1573-1578.

The relationship between traffic-related air pollution exposures and allostatic load score among youth with type 1 diabetes in the SEARCH cohort. Montresor-López, JA; Reading, SR; Yanosky, JD; Mittleman, MA; Bell, RA; Crume, TL; Dabelea, D; Dolan, L; D'Agostino, RB; Marcovina, SM; et al. Environmental Research. 2021; 197.

Predicting healthcare utilization in youth with type 1 diabetes: The importance of family level variables. Klostermann, S; Iskander, J; Enlow, P; Delamater, AM; Dolan, L; Pendley, JS. Pediatric Diabetes. 2021; 22:294-302.

Diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis among youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: Results from SEARCH (United States) and YDR (India) registries. Praveen, PA; Hockett, CW; Ong, TC; Anandakumar, A; Isom, SP; Jensen, ET; Mohan, V; Dabelea, DA; Jr, DR B; Hamman, RF; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2021; 22:40-46.

Comparison of the incidence of diabetes in United States and Indian youth: An international harmonization of youth diabetes registries. Jensen, ET; Dabelea, DA; Praveen, PA; Anandakumar, A; Hockett, CW; Isom, SP; Ong, TC; Mohan, V; Jr, DR; Kahn, MG; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2021; 22:8-14.

Trajectories in estimated glomerular filtration rate in youth-onset type 1 and type 2 diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Westreich, KD; Isom, S; Divers, J; D'Agostino, R; Lawrence, JM; Kanakatti Shankar, R; Dolan, LM; Imperatore, G; Dabelea, D; Mayer-Davis, EJ; et al. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 2021; 35.

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