Debra Haire-Joshu
Director of the WUSTL Center for Diabetes and Translation Research
Debra Haire-Joshu Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD is a scholar of health behavior who develops population wide interventions to reduce obesity and prevent diabetes among underserved women and children,

Dr Haire-Joshu is the Director of the Center for Diabetes Translation Research, a research center that aims to eliminate disparities in Type 2 diabetes by translating evidence-based interventions to high-risk populations. The Center is funded by a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In addition to her role as the Director of the WU-CDTR, Dr. Haire-Joshu directs the Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research. Her current research, supported by a number of National Institutes of Health agencies, translates evidence based obesity prevention approaches through national organizations. Her work also includes the development of a model statewide database for evaluating obesity related policies across states in the Midwest.

The WU-CDTR is co-led by Associate Directors Wendy Auslander, PhD, and Neil White MD, CDE.