Dr. Catherine Cowie : NIDDK

Dr. Catherine Cowie

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 691
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-8804
Fax: 301-480-3503
Email: cowiec@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:
Director, Diabetes Epidemiology Program

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Project Officer, Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study (DCCT/EDIC).
Chairperson of the NIDDK Epidemiology Committee, which meets monthly  and coordinates epidemiologic activities in NIDDK.

Manage diabetes epidemiology interests, such as developing national survey components and analyzing resultant data.

Chief editor for the development of the book Diabetes in America.

Editor of the book Diabetes Public Health:  From Data to Policy

Director, National Diabetes Data Group, which is devoted to the collection, standardization, and dissemination of data on diabetes.

Previous Training and Experience:

B.S. (Physiology), Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (1972-1976)

M.P.H. (Epidemiology), University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI (1977-1979)

Epidemiologist, The Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI (1979-1981)

Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI (1981-1988)

Research Associate and Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI (1982-1984)

Epidemiologist, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., under contract to NIDDK


Program Director, Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials Program, DEM, NIDDK (1996-2003)

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIH National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Special Interest Group

NIH National Health Interview Survey Special Interest Group

Hispanic Community HANES Working Group

NIDDK Diabetic Complications Committee Working Group

DEM Clinical Cluster Working Group

National Diabetes Education Program Evaluation Working Group

HHS Diabetes Statistical Fact Sheet (NIDDK Representative)

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

General inquiries may be addressed to: Office of Communications & Public Liaison
Building 31. Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
For information about NIDDK programs: 301.496.3583

The National Institutes of Health   Department of Health and Human Services   USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.  HONcode Seal - Link to the Health on the Net Foundation