Dr. Golden's primary research interest centers around identifying endocrine risk factors associated with the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through the incorporation of measures of hormonal function into the design of clinical trials of cardiovascular risk modification, observational studies of incident cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and studies evaluating diabetic complications. Her research has used the tools of observational epidemiology to identify endocrine risk factors associated with adverse metabolic outcomes and it has focused on two areas: (1) the hormones of the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis (sex hormones) and (2) the hormones of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis (cortisol). She is also interested in evaluating the hormonal response to chronic stress as a predictor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Honors and Awards
CERTIFICATION 1997-2007 American Board of Internal Medicine 2001-2010 Diplomate, Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
HONORS AND AWARDS 1990 Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Senior Initiate 1990 Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship 1990 Sally Sterling Byrd Citizenship Award, Outstanding Senior Female 1990 Mary McLeod Bethune Citizenship Award, Outstanding Minority Student 1990 Summa cum laude, General Honors, High Honors in Biology, University of Maryland, College Park 1993 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Virginia School of Medicine 1993 C. Richard Bowman Scholarship Recipient, University of Virginia School of Medicine 2000 Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society 2000 Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Faculty Development Program Fellowship 2001 Clinical Research Junior Faculty Award, Second Place, Department of Medicine Research Retreat