IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Innovative Technology Approaches to Combatting Diabetes

Networking: 3:30 pm

Discussion: 3:45 - 5:00 pm

The diabetes epidemic in the United States (US) continues to grow in scale and impact on people’s health. 

Though our knowledge of effective techniques for prevention and management has significantly increased, major gaps persist: 

1) The proportion of people with undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes has not improved; 

2) Engagement in prevention and diabetes management is exceedingly low; and 

3) Young adults and disenfranchised populations with diabetes fare poorly in terms of control. 

Mobile health approaches could lead to major changes by reaching new populations and enabling effective patient engagement!

In this IPaT Thursday Think Tank, we will meet with experts from the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) to discuss the basics of diabetes prevention and management. Our goal is to bootstrap, motivate and inform projects in mobile health and health informatics. Come with your ideas and come ready to learn why it is so important for our research community to tackle key problems in diabetes prevention and management.

Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA, Associate Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center

Mary Beth Weber, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Global Health and faculty member in Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD, MS., Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology; Distinguished Professor, College of Computing; Georgia Institute of Technology



In Georgia, where disparities in diabetes outcomes are particularly apparent, Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Morehouse School of Medicine collaboratively established the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK - P30DK111024) and inter‐institutional partners.