K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA

Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology

Emory University

Rollins School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Principal Investigator, PH-LEADER Academy for NCDs

Emory University


Dr. Narayan is regarded as a national and international leader in chronic diseases and in translational research. Prior to August 2006, he was Chief of the Diabetes Epidemiology and Statistics Branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and led a number of large US national epidemiological, health service research, intervention, and economic studies. Dr. Narayan was an intra-mural scholar at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for four years with the Pima Indian Study of diabetes, where he completed the first diet-exercise intervention study in that population. He designed and led the TRIAD Study, a multi-site cohort study of diabetes quality of care and outcomes, and is a collaborator with the SEARCH Study, another multi-site study of diabetes in children.

He has served on the Executive and Investigators’ Committees of ACCORD, a multi-center RCT of cardiovascular disease prevention among people with diabetes, and is an investigator in the DPP (a multi-center RCT of lifestyle and metformin for diabetes prevention). He directs The Emory Global Diabetes Research Center.

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