Monday, June 9, 2014

June 11 Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Group features Dr. David Goff and Dr. Jeff Katula

Please join us on 6/11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at CDPHE (4300 Cherry Creek Drive South in the Carson room on the 1st floor) for a presentation and discussion with Dr. David Goff and Dr. Jeff Katula titled: 

Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into the Community: The Help Prevent Diabetes in NC experience

Come hear about a successful translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program in a community setting using Community Health Workers to offer the program. Please read more about this work.

We hope you can join us in person for this special presentation, but if you are unable to join us please use the webinar link and conference call line below:
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Conference Number(s): 720-279-0026 (local) or 1-877-820-7831 (toll-free), Participant Code: 297815#

To join the meeting: https://cdphe.adobeconnect.com/dpp/

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David Calvin Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Colorado School of Public Health and Professor, Department of Epidemiology
David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health. He received an MD from the University of North Carolina and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health. He trained in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of heart disease and stroke with a focus on issues related to high blood pressure, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. He has published over 240 manuscripts, book chapters, and other scientific reports. He has served in a variety of leadership roles   in multiple NIH-, CDC-, and AHA-funded studies and committees. He is currently   the Chair of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention for the American Heart
Association.

Jeffrey A. Katula, Ph.D., MA, Associate Professor, Department of Health & Exercise Science, Wake Forest University; Department of Epidemiology & Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jeffrey A. Katula, Ph.D., MA, is an Associate Professor of Health & Exercise Science at Wake Forest University and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology & Prevention in the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests involve human behavior as it relates to chronic disease and disability, with particular focus on diabetes prevention and management, cognitive functioning, and mobility. His work emanates from a social cognitive perspective and he utilizes several behavior change models to design, implement, and evaluate randomized controlled trials of health behavior. He served as the lead behavioral scientist for the Southeast Clinical Care Network of the ACCORD Study and he is currently the co-PI of the Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes Study (HELP PD) as well as the Lifestyle Interventions For the Treatment of Diabetes Study (LIFT).

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