W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Director, Diabetes Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Dr. Garvey is Professor of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and Director of the UAB Diabetes Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Garvey has achieved international recognition for his research in the metabolic, molecular, and genetic pathogenesis of insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, and obesity .His studies have involved the cellular and molecular biology of cell and animal models, metabolic investigations of human subjects on metabolic research wards, and the genetic basis of diseases in Gullah-speaking African Americans and other national cohorts of diabetes patients. Dr. Garvey has directed an independent laboratory since 1987 supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK, NHLBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the AHA, JDFI, the ADA, and other agencies.