About the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

We are the only public institution in Massachusetts that combines outstanding basic science, translational research, and clinical care on a world-class campus. 

Co-directors Dale Greiner, PhD and David Harlan, MD

World-Class Research

Our diabetes research team works together to understand the root causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and applies that knowledge to develop therapies to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease. 

The ultimate goal of our basic research is to uncover clues required to prevent and ultimately cure diabetes.  DCOE investigators are also pursuing practical, clinically oriented research to more effectively execute therapies currently known to be effective and yet are not widely applied. 

Quality Patient Care

Our care team works to continuously improve our patient-centered approach.  Recognizing that the individual with diabetes is the most important member of the team, we strive to ensure they receive the most up-to-date and proven-to-be-effective treatments.

Diabetes Education

We prepare the next generation of diabetes experts to responsibly and effectively treat the disease and conduct research to investigate the causes of diabetes. Our work remains at the forefront of innovative educational initiatives, training certified diabetes educators, dieticians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians.

The DCOE is guided by a Visiting Advisory Committee (VAC) comprised of preeminent individuals from around the world. VAC members are leaders in business, medicine and science, who are dedicated to diabetes care, research and the cure.