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Renata Belfort De Aguiar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Renata Belfort De Aguiar, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Endocrinology

    PO Box 208020

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Renata Belfort De Aguiar, MD, PhD, treats diabetes and transplant patients and has a special focus on the relationship between obesity and diabetes.

“Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States and one of the major risk factors for type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Belfort De Aguiar, who is an assistant professor of medicine (endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine. She points out that the reasons why people eat poorly is still largely misunderstood. “My research looks into the influence of changes in circulating blood glucose on the activation of brain regions associated with the desire for and intake of high-calorie foods in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.”

Research is driving treatment, and Dr. Belfort De Aguiar likes to reassure patients by telling them about the ever-expanding array of clinical and technical support for diabetes, including new medications and devices.

Education & Training

  • Residency
    Boston University (2008)
  • PhD
    Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (2004)
  • MS
    Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (2000)
  • MD
    Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (1993)

Activities

  • Blood Glucose Levels Influence Brain Response to Food Pictures
    Salt Lake City, United States 2017
  • Brain Responses to Postprandial Glucose Levels Influence Weight Loss
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Brain Norepinephrine Transporter Participates in the Defense against Hypoglycemia in Humans
    Boston, United States 2015
  • Brain Norepinephrine Transporter Participates in the Defense against Hypoglycemia in Humans
    Boston, United States 2015
  • Effect of Small Increments in Blood Glucose Levels on Brain Activation and Eating Behavior
    Chicago, United States 2013
  • Effect of Mild Hypoglycemia on Regional Brain Activation to Food Cues
    Atlanta, United States 2009
  • Pioglitazone (PIO) Improves Metabolic and Histologic Parameters in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
    San Diego, United States 2005
  • Effect of a Chronic Elevation in Free Fatty Acids on Insulin Secretion and Insulin Sensitivity in Non-Diabetic Offspring with a Family History of T2DM
    San Diego, United States 2003
  • Dose-Response Effects of Acute Elevation in Plasma Free Fatty Acids on Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2001
  • Physiological Basis of Thyroid and Assessment of Thyroid Function
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1999
  • Physiological Basis of Thyroid and Assessment of Thyroid Function
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1999
  • Physiological Basis of Thyroid and Assessment of Thyroid Function
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1998
  • Physiological Basis of Thyroid and Assessment of Thyroid Function
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1998
  • Treatment of Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes & Pregnancy, Lipodystrophy, Ethiopathogeny of Diabetes, Oral Hypoglycemia on DMNID, DM and Hyperlipidemia
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1996
  • Treatment of Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes & Pregnancy, Lipodystrophy, Ethiopathogeny of Diabetes, Oral Hypoglycemia on DMNID, DM and Hyperlipidemia
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1996

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mentor-Based Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramAmerican Diabetes Assoc. / Takeda Pharmaceuticals2007

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Section of Endocrinology Gender Equity Task ForceCommittee Member2018 - Present
Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) Department LiaisonInternal Medicine Intern Selection Committee2018 - Present
International Journal of ObesityReviewer2018 - Present
YNHHS Formulary Integration Committee’s (FIC) Endocrine SubcommitteeCommittee Member2017 - Present
Diabetes, Obesity and MetabolismReviewer2017 - Present
Internal Medicine Intern Selection CommitteeCommittee Member2016 - Present
Archives of Endocrinology and MetabolismReviewer2015 - Present
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case ReportsSenior Editor2013 - 2017
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and MetabolismReviewer2013 - Present

Departments & Organizations