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Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Contact Information

Sonia Caprio, MD

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Sonia Caprio researches the pathophysiology of metabolic defects of juvenile obesity, including metabolic predictors and markers of childhood obesity. Her research includes the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes in youth, including uncovering the metabolic phenotype of pre-diabetes in youth. She is the Principle Investigator of an NIH-funded multicenter study of the treatment of T2DM in youth.

Specialized Terms: Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance in Children; Metabolic Complications of Childhood Obesity; Pathophysiology of Prediabetes in Obese Youth


Research Interests

Endocrinology; Insulin; Obesity; Pediatrics; Prediabetic State; Pediatric Obesity

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Children's Health; Diseases of the Digestive System - LiverThe Role of Hepatic De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL) in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Steatosis
Children's Health; Diseases of the Endocrine System; Immune SystemStudy to investigate adipocyte cell and lipid turnover in obese adolescents
Children's Health; Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2; Diseases of the Cardiovascular System; Diseases of the Endocrine System; Genetics - Pediatric; Obesity & Weight ControlPrevalence of Carbohydrate Intolerance in Lean and Obese Children
Obesity & Weight ControlPreventing Obesity in Preterm Infants
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2; Diseases of the Blood; Diseases of the Digestive System - Liver; Immune SystemSemaglutide Effects in Obese Youth With Prediabetes/​New Onset Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease