Featured Scholar


David G. Marrero, IUPUI Translational Scholar

Featured Scholar : David G. Marrero, PhD

J.O. Ritchey Endowed Professor of Medicine, IU School of Medicine
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The 2013 inaugural recipient of the Bantz-Petronio Translating Research into Practice Award, David G. Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Endowed Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. His translational research into diabetes identification and management has shown that improving risk factors depends upon tailoring disease management programs to specific populations to better address health disparities. In a practical application of this work, he and his colleagues have developed a tablet-based program that explains what risks of cardiovascular disease an individual person has and then educates on reducing those risks. He also implemented an innovative and successful program at the YMCA to assist in the identification of persons at risk for diabetes followed by educational and behavioral interventions focused on diet and exercise. This program is now the subject of a CMS demonstration project.

Dr. Marrero exemplifies a scholar who generates knowledge through scientific inquiry and applies that knowledge to address everyday problems in our communities. His colleagues at the national level describe him as a tireless and innovative researcher and leader in moving results into action for improved health.

Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks

With over forty research papers contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Dr. Marrero has made translational diabetes research knowledge available to health professionals, researchers, students and patients around the world.

Marrero DG, Ard J, Delamater AM, Peragallo-Dittko V, Mayer-Davis EJ, Nwankwo R, et al. Twenty-First Century Behavioral Medicine: A Context for Empowering Clinicians and Patients With Diabetes A consensus report. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(2):463–70. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3558

Dixon BE, Jabour AM, Phillips EO, Marrero DG. Improving Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease Using Integrated e-Technologies. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:929. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3548

Marrero DG, Hardwick EJ, Staten LK, Savaiano DA, Odell JD, Comer KF, et al. Promotion and tenure for community-engaged research: an examination of promotion and tenure support for community-engaged research at three universities collaborating through a Clinical and Translational Science Award. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Jun;6(3):204–8. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3373

Ratanawongsa N, Crosson JC, Schillinger D, Karter AJ, Saha CK, Marrero DG. Getting Under the Skin of Clinical Inertia in Insulin Initiation The Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Insulin Starts Project. The Diabetes Educator. 2012;38(1):94–100. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3511

Carroll AE, DiMeglio LA, Stein S, Marrero DG. Contracting and monitoring relationships for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a pilot study. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2011;13(5):543–9. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3483

Karter AJ, Subramanian U, Saha C, Crosson JC, Parker MM, Swain BE, Moffet HH, Marrero DG. Barriers to Insulin Initiation The Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes Insulin Starts Project. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(4):733–5. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3432

Ackermann RT, Edelstein SL, Narayan KM, Zhang P, Engelgau MM, Herman WH, Marrero DG; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Changes in health state utilities with changes in body mass in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Dec;17(12):2176-81. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3480

Marrero DG. Personalized Medicine for Diabetes: The Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: An Overview. Journal of diabetes science and technology (Online). 2009;3(4):756. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3507

Ackermann RT, Finch EA, Brizendine E, Zhou H, Marrero DG. Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into the community. The DEPLOY Pilot Study. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Oct;35(4):357-63. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3479

Carroll AE, Marrero DG, Downs SM. The HealthPia GlucoPackTM Diabetes Phone: A usability study. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2007;9(2):158–64. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3547

Find more free, translational articles by David G. Marrero in IUPUI ScholarWorks.

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