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Jodi Holtrop, PhD, MCHES
Vice Chair for Research
Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine - Research & Innovation.
Our research mission is simple: To improve community health and well-being through high-quality research in patient-centered family medicine using holistic and integrative models of health.
We are innovators and experts in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through translational and practice-based research.
We serve as the primary resource for family medicine practices, by providing knowledge, health information technology and practice transformation tools and guidance to satisfy the Quadruple Aim of improving the health of populations, enhancing the experience of care for individuals, reducing the per capita cost of health care, and attaining joy in work.
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____Attention to DEIA in team composition
____Authentic community engagement
____Need for continuous growth, learning, self-reflection
____Moving from documenting to dismantling health inequities
Use of appropriate theoretical models and frameworks, such as a public health critical race praxis
A proactive, comprehensive, and continuous appraisal of how equity may disproportionately affect oppressed people
Most people with diabetes receive their diabetes care in a primary care/family medicine clinical setting (50% of adults with type 1 and 90% of all people with type 2).
Dr. Oser says iLet provides the opportunity for more people with diabetes to successfully manage their conditions in consultation with their primary care provider and avoid the need to see a specialist like an endocrinologist.
With that said, Oser and her colleague and husband, Dr. Sean Oser, are undertaking a study of iLet in primary care settings.
It is called, PREPARE 4 AID: Primary Care Pragmatic Real World Experience for Automated Insulin Delivery.
“This is a three-year, $4.5 million study that will consist of a randomized controlled trial of 140 people with insulin-treated diabetes (type 1 or type 2 diabetes) randomized to the iLet AID system or their standard care for 3 months, followed by an observational extension of 3 months more in which all participants will use the iLet AID system,” says Oser.The trial itself is intended to replicate as closely as possible what the primary care experience and effort would be in ordering this system and starting it with patients for clinical use.
The plan is to recruit and onboard 100-110 participants through the CU site at the Primary Care Diabetes Lab, while partners at Massachusetts General Hospital plan to recruit an additional 30-40 participants – with the first patients enrolled in late Winter 2023 or early Spring 2024.
Dr. Tamara Oser Dr. Sean Oser
Learn more about the University of Colorado Primary Care Diabetes Lab.
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