About The Diabetes LEAD Network
The Diabetes LEAD (Location, Environmental Attributes, and Disparities) Network was CDC-funded collaboration between Drexel University, Geisinger-Johns Hopkins University, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The primary goal of the network was to further our understanding of the role of community-level factors and geographic differences in diabetes incidence and prevalence across the US and across demographic groups.
Our population-based research in diverse communities was designed to provide the scientific evidence for targeted interventions and policies to effectively reduce the burden of diabetes through prevention and improved health outcomes across the US.
Our Principal Investigators
Drexel University, Data Coordinating Center
Leslie A. McClure, PhD
Geisinger/Johns Hopkins University
Annemarie Hirsch, PhD, MPH
Brian S. Schwartz, MD, MS
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Lorna Thorpe, MPH, PhD
Brian D. Elbel, MPH, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Leann Long, PhD, MS
April Carson, PhD, MSPH, FAHA