Core Research Members

The individuals below make up the diabete center's core team of diabetes investigators. To view adjunct research members, visit this page.

Joni Beck, Pharm.D., C.D.E., B.C.,A.D.M.

Joni Beck, Pharm.D., B.C.-A.D.M., C.D.E.

Clinical Professor and Clinical Programs Director for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, OU College of Medicine | Adjunct Clinical Professor at College of Pharmacy, OU Health Sciences Center

Steven D. Chernausek, M.D.

Steven D. Chernausek, M.D.

Professor | Pediatric Diabetes/Endocrinology

David Fields, Ph.D.

David Fields, Ph.D.

Children's Hospital Foundation Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair | Associate Professor, OU Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics

Willard Freeman, Ph.D.

Willard Freeman, Ph.D.

Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Aging Research | Associate Professor of Physiology | Adjunct Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine | Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Institute | Associate Member, Stephenson Cancer Center | Research Scientist Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Jacob E. (Jed) Friedman, Ph.D.

Jacob (Jed) Friedman, Ph.D.

Director of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
Vice Provost for Diabetes Programs at OU Health Sciences Center
Chickasaw Professor of Physiology at OU College of Medicine

Minu Matthew George, M.D.

Minu George, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology, OU College of Medicine

David Jelly, M.D.

David Jelley, M.D.

Shaoning Jiang, ​Ph.D.

Shaoning Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Diabetes and Endocrinology, OU College of Medicine

Karen Jonscher, Ph.D.

Karen Jonscher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OU Health Sciences Center

Zhamak Khorgami, M.D.

Zhamak Khorgami, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
OU School of Community Medicine

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