Research Services at GCDTR
While considerable evidence is available for prevention and care of diabetes, huge gaps remain in equitable and sustainable translation of this knowledge into practice and policy in clinical and community settings. To close these gaps, the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR), has leveraged the multidisciplinary expertise and experience, by bringing together collaborations among researchers from several leading institutions.
GCDTR embraces the vision of equity and strives to close the gaps in diabetes prevention and care across demographic and comorbid groups, especially in socially, economically, and ethnically disadvantaged populations. GCDTR accomplishes this through seamlessly coordinating three interconnected translation research cores:
Design and Evaluation for Equity Core
The Design and Evaluation for Equity Core emphasizes measurement and learning from previous experiences—both successes and failures—through appropriate metrics and evaluation and innovating for the future (design) to help stimulate progress.
Socio-ecological and Behavioral Sciences for Equity Core
The Socio-ecological and Behavioral Sciences for Equity Core brings together a wealth of interdisciplinary experiences in developing theoretically-based interventions and innovative, technology-driven engagement methodologies promoting the adoption and maintenance of health-promoting behaviors among vulnerable populations.
Technologies Advancing Translation and Equity Core
The Technologies Advancing Translation and Equity Core is a regional core that expands partnerships to include institution in neighboring Florida and Tennessee – southeastern states that have historically had large underserved areas and populations at high risk for diabetes.