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Elbert S. Huang, MD


Elbert S. Huang, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Elbert Huang is Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy at the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Huang is a general internist who studies clinical and health policy issues at the intersection of diabetes, aging, and health economics. Using methods from health economics, the decision sciences, and clinical epidemiology, his research has provided the theoretical and evidence-base foundation for the concept of personalizing diabetes care goals as well as the contemporary natural history of the disease in older people.  Dr. Huang’s research has directly influenced modern diabetes care clinical practice guidelines for older people that now emphasize 1) individualization of glycemic goals, 2) the role of patient treatment preferences, 3) the clinical importance of hypoglycemia, and 4) management of geriatric conditions.

Dr. Huang received his A.B., M.D., and M.P.H. from Harvard and came to the University of Chicago in 2001.