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Lauren Beach Invited to NIH Diabetes Working Group

Lauren BeachLauren Beach, JD, PhD, was invited to be a member of a working group at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Beach will bring their expertise in the epidemiology of diabetes in sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations to the engagement subgroup of NIDDK's Working Group of Council: Heterogeneity of Diabetes.

Beach is an assistant professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and the Departments of Medical Social Science and Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The working group, which has its first meeting in February, will develop a report on how NIDDK should address heterogeneity in diabetes. Those in the engagement subgroup with Beach will help define how NIDDK can effectively engage with diverse populations, such as sexual and gender minorities. Beach has published extensively on diabetes in SGM populations and has experience conducting research with SGM populations more broadly.

Read Beach’s Related Research