Dr. Lauren Beach’s Diabetes Research Receives Top Altmetric Score

A headshot of Lauren Beach.Dr. Lauren Beach, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently published a paper finding that lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese, and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth. This paper received the number one altmetric score, which is a high level score for the quantity and quality of online attention, for the journal Pediatric Diabetes. In addition, it was widely covered by several media outlets including the Advocate, US News & World Report, and Illinois Public Media’s The 21st Show.

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Beach and co-authors Blair Turner, Dylan Felt, Rachel Marro, and Dr. Gregory Phillips II on such an impactful publication.