Applied Research and Surveillance

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Applied research includes studies to identify risk factors that can change; determine the effectiveness of interventions at the individual, health care system, community, and policy levels; and prioritize the value of successful interventions.

Surveillance involves the collection and analysis of data to identify the burden and magnitude of diabetes and its related conditions; valuate the impact of diabetes prevention programs; guide decision-making; and prioritize national public health objectives.

Current Research Projects
  • Location, Environmental Attributes, and Disparities (LEAD) Studyexternal icon
    The LEAD study examines community characteristics associated with geographic disparities and cardiometabolic health.
  • SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Studyexternal icon (Population-based Diabetes in Youth Registry)
    SEARCH monitors how many US children and adolescents are affected by diabetes, how many are newly diagnosed, and whether diabetes is increasing over time. SEARCH is the first and only ongoing assessment of trends in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Diabetes in Young Adults (DiYA) Study
    The DiYA study assesses new cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young adults (aged 20–45 years) using data from Kaiser Permanente in California. Although half of the cases of type 1 diabetes occur in adulthood, there are very limited data on the incidence of type 1 diabetes in the U.S. adult population.
  • Assessing the Burden of Diabetes by Type in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (DiCAYA) Study
    The DiCAYA study is a multi-center collaboration aiming to capitalize on electronic health record data to modernize diabetes surveillance efforts and monitor trends in diabetes prevalence and incidence by diabetes type.
Recent Publications
Page last reviewed: January 28, 2022