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New Frontiers to Prevent Diabetes and Malnutrition: Opportunities for Global to Local Impact - Dr. Mohammed Ali

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Evolution of Diabetes Epidemiology, Prevention, and Care: the role of Global Research

In this talk, Dr. Ali will review how key global research findings have contributed to our evolving understanding of diabetes phenotypes and interventions to prevent and manage diabetes. As Co-Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, he brings 15 years of experience in global collaborative research. He will showcase a combination of observational and trial data from a variety of settings that have or will influence the classification, prevention efforts, and outcomes and disparities related to diabetes. He will highlight key takeaways and what ongoing data and lack of evidence need to be addressed to bend the curve of diabetes burdens globally.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Medicine & Health



Event Contact

Megan White m.white1@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MSc, MBA

  • William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Co-Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
  • Vice Chair (Research), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Co-Lead, Design and Evaluation for Equity Core, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Mohammed K. Ali is a product of 4 continents. He obtained his medical degree in Cape Town, and subsequently studied at the University of Oxford obtaining master’s training in cardiovascular medicine and a degree in global public health. He also completed his MBA and family medicine board certification at Emory.

Since 2008, he has built a portfolio focused on cardiometabolic health (diabetes, obesity, and other related conditions), health care and preventive services, and translation and implementation science. He has served as a scientific consultant/advisor for the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation since 2010. He has also led or contributed to reports for the World Health Organization, World Bank, and the National Academy of Medicine.

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