Dr. Judy Regensteiner is a Professor in the Divisions of Internal
Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, Principal Investigator and
Program Director for the “Building Interdisciplinary Research
Careers in Women’s Health” K-12 grant, and Assistant Division Head for Research in the division of General Internal Medicine. Her expertise is in the areas of women’s health, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
BA: University of Colorado, Boulder MA: University of Colorado, Boulder PhD: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Amy Huebschmann is an Associate Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine. Her research interests are to use personalized medicine approaches to improve health and function for adults with chronic disease. She seeks to use dissemination and implementation science principles to develop, test, and disseminate evidence-based and pragmatic programs for patients with chronic disease. For example, she is evaluating the outcomes of delivering an evidence-based physical activity coaching program for patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in a way that is reimbursable by Medicare. She seeks to disseminate effective interventions into settings with a broad reach for this population, such as primary care practices and low resource community-based organizations.
BS: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MS: University of Colorado, Denver
MD: Vanderbilt University
Dr. Irene Schauer is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes. Her research interests address the role of insulin resistance and
fatty acid elevation in increased cardiovascular risk with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets for cardiovascular risk management.
BS: University of Tennessee, Knoxville PhD: University of California, Berkeley MD: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jane EB Reusch, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and staff physician and merit investigator at the Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC. The overarching hypothesis of the research in the Reusch Lab is that the chronic metabolic, oxidative and inflammatory stress of diabetes decreases resilience and homeostasis, which contributes to decreased functional capacity and diabetic complications. Her shared translational research program with Dr Judy Regensteiner examines and targets the biological variables in people with diabetes that lead to decreased functional exercise capacity in youth and adults. Ongoing studies seek to understand why this impairment more severe in women with diabetes than in men with diabetes.
Dr. Rebecca Scalzo is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes. Her research interests address the impact of diabetes on skeletal muscle and cardiorespiratory fitness. She is particularly interested in how diabetes effects these outcomes differently in women and men.
Deirdre Rafferty is a Senior Professional Research Assistant in the Division of Internal Medicine. Deirdre has a background in exercise physiology and Athletic Training, and previously worked on a performance optimization research project with Air Force Special Operations. She is excited to continue to work with service members through the research projects in the ACTIVE lab that focus on the Veteran population.
BS: California University of Pennsylvania MS: University of Pittsburgh
Kristina Chapman is a Professional Research Assistant in the Division of Internal Medicine. Kristina has a background in exercise science & wellness promotion. She is looking forward to further exploring the field of exercise as medicine.
BS: University of Vermont
Dr. Mary Whipple is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Divisions of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Her research interests include sedentary behavior in older adults and the role of interventions targeting sedentary behavior in improving cardiovascular health and physical function for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
BA: Luther College BSN: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities PhD: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Gina Daly is the assistant to Dr. Judy Regensteiner