Janice Jin Hwang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Endocrinology

Obesity Research Working Group

Research Interests

Brain Diseases, Metabolic; Clinical Trials as Topic; Cognition Disorders; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Endocrinology; Functional Neuroimaging; Metabolism; Neuroimaging; Obesity; Translational Medical Research

Research Summary

Dr. Hwang's research seeks to understand how obesity and diabetes impact the human brain particularly related to neuronal function and cognition. To do this, Dr. Hwang's group uses classic methods to investigate human physiology coupled with state of the art neuroimaging modalities such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. 

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Hypertension Imaging biomarkers of small vessel disease in diabetic individuals
Diseases of the Blood Mechanisms for restoration of hypoglycemia awareness
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Diseases of the Endocrine System Development of Agents to Diminish the Risk of Hypoglycemia-induced Brain Injury in Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Diseases of the Endocrine System Restoring brain metabolism and function in older adult T1DM patients using an AP system
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Diseases of the Endocrine System Investigating the role of the polyol pathway in the central nervous system: an intervention study
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diseases of the Endocrine System, Diseases of the Nervous System Impact of Hypoglycemia on Brain Ketone and Neurotransmitter Metabolism in Type 1 DM
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System Glutathione and the aging brain
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Diseases of the Endocrine System, Obesity & Weight Control Investigation Into the Effects of Blood Glucose Levels Upon Eating Behavior in Lean and Obese Non-diabetic and Diabetic Subjects
Diseases of the Endocrine System Investigating the Role of the Polyol Pathway in the Central Nervous System

Selected Publications

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