Endocrinology Research

The Division of Endocrinology comprises more than 50 basic science and clinical researchers who are attempting to unravel the genetic and biochemical underpinnings of the endocrine system. They are investigating:

  • New means for preventing premature births
  • Improved methods of diabetes management
  • Obesity control
  • New treatments for growth and development disorders


Featured researchers in the Division of Endocrinology hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Latest Research in Endocrinology:

Sudha Biddinger, MD, PhD Diabetes and Atherosclerosis
David Breault MD, PhD
Endocrine stem cell biology
Laurie Cohen, MD Endocrine sequelae of cancer
Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD Obesity genetics, Complex trait genetics
Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH
Improving Outcomes in Transitioning Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
Christina Jacobsen, MD, PhD
Targeting the Lrp5 Pathway To Increase Bone Strength In Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Nada Kalaany, PhD Mechanisms of obesity/type 2 diabetes in cancer
Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD Bioinformatics, medical informatics
David Ludwig, MD, PhD Macronutrients and obesity
Joseph Majzoub, MD Stress responses in physiology and disease
Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, MS Medical informatics
Umut Ozcan, MD The biology of endoplasmic reticular stress and its relation to obesity and diabetes
Sang Park, PhD
BRD7 in the regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress and glucose homeostasis
Melissa Putman, MD, MMSc
The Endocrine Complications of Cystic Fibrosis: The Role of CFTR
Nicholas Stylopoulos, MD Metabolic effects of obesity and bariatric surgery 
Morris White, PhD Molecular biology of diabetes