The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) is one of eight NIDDK-funded Centers for Diabetes Translation Research. The WU-CDTR consists of six cores which offer a range of services that support and enhance diabetes translation research for center members.

The Health Informatics in Diabetes Research (HIDR) core is led by University of Missouri investigators. HIDR aims to expand the use of state-of-the-art health informatics methods; advance the means of managing, analyzing, and extracting information from large, heterogeneous data sets to accelerate the progress of translational diabetes research, discovery and informatics; and increase the capacity for use of health informatics in diabetes research.

CDTR Membership Benefits

  • Involvement in a wide network of investigators
  • Access to consultative services from the HIDR core for investigators to succeed in conducting health informatics translation research in diabetes
  • Invitations to attend and/or present at the HIDR Lectureship Series held at MU
  • Eligibility to apply for up to $25,000 in funding for mini-grant pilot feasibility studies (offered annually)
  • Manuscript collaborations
  • Invitation to attend the annual Next Steps at Washington University to receive consultations from cores
  • Access to trending news and funding opportunities

CDTR Members

Become a Member


Members are encouraged to seek consultation services for project/grant development and manuscript support. Examples of HIDR Core service topics offered during consultations:

  • the use of new data analytic tools and algorithms to facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure;
  • how to create, manage, and maintain complex data sets created by the explosion of big data and instruments; or
  • the use of informatics relevant to translational diabetes research

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Diabetes & Obesity Lectureship Series Presentations


  • Find the latest publications supported by the CDTR (via PubMed).


A library of promising translational research diabetes interventions using eHealth/mhealth technologies. Access & subscribe to the HIDR Core eHealth/mHealth Technologies Toolkit Library here (via Zotero).

Click here for user instructions to access the toolkit.

HIDR Core Leadership

The Washington University CDTR is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, P30DK092950.