Ms. Baxter joined the BDC faculty in 2014, bringing over 30 years of scientific project management of large single and multi-center studies (San Luis Valley Diabetes Study, San Luis Valley Hispanic Health and Aging Study, Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis Study). Her research agenda has centered on planning, implementing, analyzing and sustaining population-based research studies designed to investigate the natural history and determinants of chronic disease in populations spanning the life course. Her primary foci have been 1) the investigation of social, cultural, and behavioral factors as they relate to type 1 and type 2 diabetes, aging-related outcomes, depression and quality of life; 2) ethnic differences in risk factors and 3) assessment of methods utilized in population-based research. Judy has been the Project Manager for the Colorado Clinical Center of the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) Study at the BDC since 2004. She serves as the Chair of TEDDY’s Coordinator Committee and as a member of the Psychosocial Scientific and Quality Assurance Committees. Most recently Judy has, together with Dr. Rewers and other investigators, led the development of the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program funded in 2016 to screen and monitor children in the general population for the early detection of type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.