Type 1 Diabetes Research Program

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Have a question about type 1 diabetes research? Contact us at 800-888-4187 or Diabetes@ BenaroyaResearch.org.

The Diabetes Clinical Research Program (DCRP) at Benaroya Research Institute is an international leader in type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes research. The program’s goal is to help families with type 1 diabetes by investigating ways to prevent diabetes, finding new approaches of diagnosing the disease in its earliest stage to optimize the potential for successful treatment, and testing innovative new therapies.

In addition to conducting clinical research, DCRP plays a strong leadership role in a number of national and international consortia:

Primary Investigator

Carla Greenbaum, MD
Carla Greenbaum, MD, is director of the diabetes research program and the Clinical Research Center. As the Chair of Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) international consortium, and Principal Investigator of the TrialNet Northwest Clinical Site, Dr. Greenbaum has been named one of the world's top experts in type 1 diabetes.

Learn more about Dr. Greenbaum.

Other Staff Members

Tee Bahnson
Principal Biostatistician
Colin O'Rourke
Anna Barash, RN, BSN, CDE
Clinical Research Nurse
Arielle Pagryzinski
Project Manager
Emily Batts
Clinical Research Coordinator
Mary Ramey, RD, CDE
Clinical Research Coordinator
Wei Hao, MD, PhD
Research Associate Member
Sarah Robinson
Administrative Assistant
Rachel Hartley
Research Technician
Annie Shultz
TrialNet Hub Project Manager
Wendy Hilliker
Program Administrator
Jenna Snavely
Clinical Research Coordinator
Julie Hunt, PhD
Project Manager
Cate Speake, PhD
Research Assistant Member

Kendall Johnson
Research Assistant

Meghan Tobin
Clinical Research Coordinator
David Kang
Outreach Coordinator
Corinna Tordillos
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jordan Klaiman
Staff Scientist

Dana VanBuecken, ARNP
Research Nurse Practitioner
Sandra Lord, MD
Clinical Research Associate
Nancy Wickstrom
Research Outreach Coordinator
Marli McCulloch-Olson
Clinical Research Coordinator
Alyssa Ylescupidez