Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr Bacha is a pediatric endocrinologist and research scientist. She is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of the Translational Metabolic Research Unit at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, in Houston, TX.
Dr Bacha has long standing expertise in the field of youth type 2 diabetes. She conducted investigations of the risk factors, the pathophysiology of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in youth and the racial differences in the pathophysiology of the disease.
More recently, her laboratory has focused on understanding the determinants of early cardiovascular disease risk in youth with obesity and type 2 diabetes with important contributions to the field.
She has been an investigator in the multicenter TODAY study, the largest study of youth with type 2 diabetes to date, since its inception and is a member of several national diabetes working groups and consortia including the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium. She will discuss the special considerations in the management of type 2 diabetes in adolescents and young adults.
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Friday, May 8, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM