Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS is a board-certified general internist and a leading researcher in the field of individualizing diabetes treatment. She promotes research and policies that bridge the gaps between medical practice, medical research and health policy. Her work focuses on the individualized tailoring of care for adults suffering from diabetes. Her research has explored how the quality of life in older adults with diabetes is affected by geriatric syndromes, hypoglycemia, and macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes.
She is also the associate director for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy at the University of Chicago, a Center focused on promoting research and policies that bridge the gaps between medical practice, medical research and health policy, because she is interested in advancing the speed in which scientific discoveries are translated into improved health outcomes.
Additionally, she has co-authored articles about the public health implications of bariatric surgery for diabetes treatment and the effects of health care reform on the delivery of chronic disease care.