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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

Clinical Divisions

Endocrinology, Diabetes

Research Divisions


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

Association between fear of hypoglycemia and physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes: The SEARCH for diabetes in youth study. Roberts, AJ; Taplin, CE; Isom, S; Divers, J; Saydah, S; Jensen, ET; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Reid, LA; Liese, AD; Dolan, LM; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:1277-1284.

Markers of cholesterol synthesis are elevated in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes. Semova, I; Levenson, AE; Krawczyk, J; Bullock, K; Williams, KA; Wadwa, RP; Khoury, PR; Kimball, TR; Urbina, EM; de Ferranti, SD; et al. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:1126-1131.

Youth sports participation and health status in early adulthood: A 12-year follow-up. Logan, K; Lloyd, RS; Schafer-Kalkhoff, T; Khoury, JC; Ehrlich, S; Dolan, LM; Shah, AS; Myer, GD. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2020; 19:101107-101107.

The association of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol with elevated arterial stiffness in adolescents and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. Gourgari, E; Stafford, JM; Jr, DR; Dolan, LM; Lawrence, JM; Marcovina, S; Merjaneh, L; Mottl, AK; Shah, AS; Dabelea, D. Pediatric Diabetes. 2020; 21:863-870.

The association between glycemic variability and macronutrients in young children with T1D. Monzon, AD; Smith, LB; Powers, SW; Dolan, LM; Patton, SR. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 45:749-758.

Accelerated Early Vascular Aging Among Adolescents With Obesity and/or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Ryder, JR; Northrop, E; Rudser, KD; Kelly, AS; Gao, Z; Khoury, PR; Kimball, TR; Dolan, LM; Urbina, EM. Journal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2020; 9.

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.

Trends in Incidence of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Among Youths - Selected Counties and Indian Reservations, United States, 2002-2015. Divers, J; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Lawrence, JM; Isom, S; Dabelea, D; Dolan, L; Imperatore, G; Marcovina, S; Pettitt, DJ; Pihoker, C; et al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2020; 69:161-165.

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.