Diabetes and Endocrinology

Vision

The Texas Children's Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Research Program is dedicated to leading cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research to prevent diabetes and endocrinologic disorders and improve the life and well-being of all youth affected with these diseases.

Mission

Our mission is to be at the forefront of advancing scientific knowledge and treatment of endocrinologic and diabetes disorders through basic, clinical and behavioral research. We are commited to making research accessible to all youth, from birth to young adulthood.

Areas of Interest

  • Understanding how type 1 and type 2 diabetes develop in children
  • Prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes in children
  • Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children
  • Improving outcomes of diabetes care in children by medical treatments, diabetes technologies and behavioral interventions
  • Understanding other forms of diabetes in children and developing individualized treatment strategies for them
  • Understanding obesity in children and developing new therapeutics for them
  • Disorders of sex development:
    • Diagnosis, treatment, genetics and psychological factors in disorders of sexual development
    • Developing practice guidelines in the area of sexual differentiation disorders
  • New treatment approaches for various endocrine conditions such as Prader-Willi Syndrome and endocrinopathies in cancer survivors
  • Thyroid cancer in children