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, College of Pharmacy, OU Health Sciences Center

Steven D. Chernausek, M.D.

Steven D. Chernausek, M.D.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes/Endocrinology, Chief of the Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Section, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 

Sam Emerson, Ph.D.

Sam Emerson, Ph.D.

Associate Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

David Fields, Ph.D.

David Fields, Ph.D.

Children's Hospital Foundation Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 

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, University of Oklahoma 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.

Hille Chair in Diabetes
Senior Deputy Director, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine - Tulsa

 

Shaoning Jiang, ​Ph.D.

Shaoning Jiang, Ph.D.

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

Emily Jones

Emily Jones, Ph.D., R.N.C.-O.B., F.A.H.A., F.P.C.N.A.

Associate Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
Associate Professor
PhD Program Director, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing,
OU Health Sciences Center

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-TU School of Community Medicine

Yun Le, Ph.D.

Yun Le, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Harold Hamm Chair in Diabetes Research
Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology and Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 

Jonea Lim, M.D.

Jonea Lim, M.D.

Hui-Ying Lim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Department of Physiology, OU Health Sciences Center

Jian-xing Ma, M.D., Ph.D.

Jian-xing Ma, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs
HHDC Laureate Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Physiology

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