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Center for Diabetes and Metabolism Research Investigators

The Metabolic Regulation Working Group fosters novel approaches and collaborations to address problems in an integrated and multidisciplinary manner. Coordination with clinical services such as the Obesity-Diabetes Center and individual clinicians dealing with patients affected by these conditions provides intellectual stimulation and lays the foundation for translational research to rapidly put ideas to practice. 

Core Faculty

Name

Affiliations

Major Research Interests

Gregory L. Braden, MD
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology, Baystate Medical Center
  • Neuroendocrine and metabolic regulation of energy balance
  • Effects of obesity on renal function
Grace Makari-Judson, MD
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baystate Medical Center
  • Metabolic long-term consequences of breast cancer treatments, with focus on those associated with obesity
John R. Romanelli, MD
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, Baystate Medical Center
  • Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
John Nicasio DO
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Baystate Medical Center
  • Diabetes treatment and complications
  • Thyroid hormone effects on lipid metabolism
Sabyasachi Sen, MD, PhD
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Baystate Medical Center
  • Vascular and Langerhans islet cell biology
  • Endothelial cell dysfunction in diabetes and pre-diabetes
Howard A. Smithline, MD
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Metabolic abnormalities leading to myocardial failure
  • ATP generation in the failing heart
Garry Welch, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Computer-based diabetes case management tools
  • Behavior change and weight loss following gastric bypass