About the Diabetes LEAD Network

The Diabetes LEAD (Location, Environmental Attributes, and Disparities) Network is a CDC-funded collaboration between Drexel University, Geisinger-Johns Hopkins University, New York University School of Medicine, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The primary goal of the network is to further our understanding of the role of community-level factors and geographic differences in diabetes incidence and prevalence across the US and across demographic groups.

Our population-based research in diverse communities will provide the scientific evidence for targeted interventions and policies to effectively reduce the burden of diabetes through prevention and improved health outcomes across the US.

For more information about each site and their role in the Network, please click below.

Drexel University

Geisinger and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine

New York University School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham