Pediatric Endocrinology Research Team | Research | Department of Pediatrics | UC Davis Health

Pediatric Endocrinology Research

  • Stephanie Crossen, M.D., M.P.H.

    Dr. Crossen is dedicated to improving the management of chronic conditions for pediatric patients within our healthcare system. Her current research focuses on leveraging telehealth technologies to improve care delivery and outcomes for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.


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  • Abigail Fruzza, M.D.

    Dr. Fruzza's subspecialty training included stem cell research and treatment for diabetes mellitus.


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  • Nicole Glaser, M.D.

    Dr. Glaser's research is focused on pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Specifically, she has been studying the cause and treatment of a serious complication of DKA, cerebral edema. Both animal and human studies utilize MRI technologies to assess brain metabolism, perfusion, and edema formation. In addition, she investigates methods for improving blood glucose control in children with diabetes.


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  • Lindsey Loomba, M.D.

    Dr. Loomba is active in research looking into how family functioning affects blood sugar control in children with type 1 diabetes. This is part of a larger effort -- the UC Davis pediatric diabetes clinic as a whole is wholeheartedly committed to improving care for diabetic children. She is also active in pediatric resident educational efforts and medical student teaching.


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  • Armaiti Mody, M.D.

    Dr. Mody's academic interests include Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She has a particular interest in alternative approaches to diagnosing and managing PCOS in both adolescents and young adults. Her research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology around PCOS as well as management of this disorder in adolescent females.


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  • Dennis M. Styne, M.D.

    Dr. Styne conducts clinical research on childhood obesity. Using activity, education, and pharmaceutical therapy, he studies children in his Fit-Kid Weight Management Clinic, evaluating the best methods of assessment and treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities. He also has an outreach program to Northern California Indian Rancherias that combines education for local health care workers and telehealth communication between the UC Davis Medical Center-based children's weight management team and the families. Additional research involves improving therapies for disorders of pubertal development and growth, the effect on traumatic brain injury on hypothalamic pituitary function, and the effects of endocrine disruptors.


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