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For almost two decades, the research of Ka'imi Sinclair, PhD, MPH has focused on reducing diabetes-related health disparities, and on approaches to the implementation and dissemination of interventions. Her work includes efforts in diabetes self-management and prevention with American Indian communities across the US, with African American and Latino communities in Detroit, and with Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Hawaii. Her work has generally been translational in nature, blending the rigor of randomized controlled trials with a community-based approach. She is in her final year of a NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) in which she is empirically examining the spatial patterning and distribution of diabetes risk factors, prevalence, and incidence in a multiethnic cohort by combining individual- and area-level data. Much of her career has been devoted to working in multidisciplinary teams including tribal communities and community-based organizations, and with multiple sites.

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