Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Research Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes: Diabetes Program

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Liver Center

Obesity Research Working Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Children's Health, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Diseases of the Endocrine System Pathogenesis of Youth and Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes
Children's Health, Diseases of the Digestive System - Liver The Role of Hepatic De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL) in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Steatosis
Children's Health, Diseases of the Endocrine System, Immune System Study 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 Control Prevalence of Carbohydrate Intolerance in Lean and Obese Children

Selected Publications

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