Sanjeev Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., focuses his research on evaluating diabetes care delivery and clinical outcomes across a wide variety of local, regional, and national collaborations. He has a strong interest in leveraging health information technology and "big data" to advance our understanding of clinically-effective diabetes care models for children and adults living with diabetes.
His initial research focused on the impact of nutrition and dietary behaviors on glycemic control in youth with Type 1 diabetes. Following several studies, he served as co-investigator of a 5-year, randomized control trial aimed at improving the dietary quality and glycemic control for youth with Type 1 diabetes. He has significant experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research gained while conducting numerous retrospective analyses, cross-sectional assessments, and prospective studies.
He serves on multiple, national collaboratives focused on clinical research and quality improvement for children and adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. He has played a central role in the design, implementation and evaluation of the largest U.S.-based diabetes registries, including the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic Registy and the American College of Cardiology's Diabetes Collaborative Registry. He was integrally involved with the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, an 18-member consortium focused on cost-effective care models for high-cost medical conditions, including diabetes. He previously chaired the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions' Health Care Delivery/Economics Planning Committee.
Dr. Mehta recently began a multi-year quality improvement effort to apply artificial intelligence to optimize Joslin's operational and clinical care model for the Adult Diabetes Section. The grant funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust incorporates advanced machine learning to further traditional continuous quality improvement methods to improve the Joslin care model. He plans to continue developing the potential for AI in diabetes care in his future endeavors. In addition to his clinical research, Dr. Mehta is the Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Quality at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
He has received funding from NIH, private foundations, industry, and local grants to support his clinical investigations and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Mehta is an Assistant Investigator in Joslin's Section on Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research. He has been a staff physician in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section since 2007. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.