The GCDTR is comprised of three research cores of expertise that provide support to investigators: Design and Evaluation for Equity, Socio-ecological and Behavioral Science for Equity and Technologies Advancing Translation and Equity.


 center structure

Design and Evaluation for Equity

Translation research and data, especially in the areas of health services research, design, and evaluation can help close the gaps of identifying people at risk and with diabetes, and uptaking of prevention programs to reduce morbidity, especially among the vulnerable and minorities by tailoring diabetes prevention and control efforts to better suit target populations, and by generating policy- and practice-oriented data to inform investments in diabetes interventions.

Engagement and Behavior Change

Effective translation research can efficiently identify ways to improve uptake, adoption, utilization, and maintained engagement with evidence-based prevention and care programs.


Disparities in diabetes are experienced on the basis of: race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age-related vulnerabilities across the lifespan, presence of co-morbidities, and geography.