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Clinical Research and Epidemiology in Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Program

Welcome from the T32 Director

Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Hugh P. McCormick Family Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Inpatient Diabetes Management Service
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Dr. Golden

Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions in the US and abroad. Other endocrinologic diseases, like hypothyroidism and osteoporosis are also extraordinarily common. Patient- and population-oriented researchers with expertise in these conditions are urgently required.

With this need in mind, in 2002, we established a training program at Johns Hopkins devoted to clinical and epidemiologic research in diabetes and endocrinology and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Ten years later, it remains the only one of its kind in the US. The training program accepts three pre-doctoral students and three post-doctoral fellows per year and leads them to the MHS or PhD in clinical epidemiology or clinical investigation. Thus far, we have successfully trained 14 young scholars (6 pre-docs and 8 post-docs) who have produced 52 peer-reviewed scientific papers and who hold research positions across the country.

Program Goals 

The goals of our training program are:

1. To recruit a diverse group of top-notch young trainees in endocrinology (post-docs) and
    epidemiology (pre-docs) from a national pool of talent attracted to Johns Hopkins. 

2. To enroll them in rigorous, thesis-bearing Masters’ and PhD programs in Epidemiology
    and Clinical Investigation in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

3. To expose them to a strong team-oriented, multi-disciplinary clinical and epidemiologic 
    research culture in the Welch Center—the premier educational home for clinical
    research training at Johns Hopkins.

4. To guide each trainee to an experienced, NIH-funded mentor who will take responsibility
    for the successful completion of a significant thesis project.         


Program Strengths 

The strengths of this program include:

1. Strong existing diabetes and endocrine research collaborations between the Division of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism; the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and
    Clinical Research (Welch Center); the School of Public Health; and the School of

2. Outstanding thesis-based degree programs in Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation at
    the School of Public Health

3. Outstanding clinical expertise in diabetes and endocrine disorders

4. Seasoned mentors experienced in grooming young scientists for academic careers, and

5. High-caliber trainees wanting to pursue clinical and epidemiologic research careers
    related to diabetes and other endocrinology disorders.  

Program Details

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For further information about the training program, contact    

Karla McCarthy
Senior Administrative Coordinator
1830 E. Monument Street, Room 333
Baltimore, MD  21205
Phone: 410-955-2130
or      Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Director, T32 Clinical Research and Epidemiology
in Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Program
1830 E. Monument Street, Room 333
Baltimore, MD  21205
Phone: 410-502-0993


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