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Dr. Mehta is a health services researcher who focuses on epidemiological evaluations of diabetes care models and clinical outcomes. 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 experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research gained while conducting numerous retrospective analyses, cross-sectional assessments, and prospective studies. While engaged in pediatric type 1 diabetes research, Dr. Mehta began cultivating his interest in the role of health information technology to improve and assess current diabetes care. He has a strong interest in leveraging health information technology (e.g. electronic health records, cloud-based glucose uploads, and diabetes registries) to improve the safety and efficiency of diabetes care at Joslin and across the country. 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 received funding from NIH, private foundations, industry, and local grants to support his clinical investigations and quality improvement initiatives. 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 been a staff physician in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section since 2007.
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