About Us

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health’s American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center (AIDPC) is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The AIDPC currently has ten projects involving Principal Investigators from the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and the College of Public Health. To view our photo gallery, please click here.

Current projects include:

Research Core:

  • Parental/Caregiver Distress Among Oklahoma Choctaws Coping with Dependents Diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Incentivizing Behavior: Promoting More Physical Activity in American Indian Youth

  • Pre-Eclampsia: Factors Conferring Risk and Protection in Minority Women with Dysglycemia

Research and Training Core:

  • Health Disparities in Public Health Course Curriculum

  • Increasing Health Disparities Knowledge and Improving Health Disparities Research through Online Teaching

  • Digital Storytelling: Stories of Parents and Children Battling Diabetes

  • Community Education to Improve Participation in Health Disparities Research

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration Initiative

Community Engagement Core:

  • Building Youth Assets to Prevent Diabetes

  • Good Food Neighbor

In addition, the OUHSC interdisciplinary teams have partnered with the Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board and the Southern Plains Epidemiology Center.

Last Updated: December 8, 2015