Dr. Hood directs NIH- and foundation-funded clinical research aimed at promoting health and quality of life outcomes for people with diabetes. There are two main threads to his work: 1) construct prevention and treatment programs to address modifiable psychological and family factors that create barriers to optimal management of type 1 diabetes, and 2) optimize the use of diabetes devices and technologies to improve outcomes. With regard to the first thread, Dr. Hood has successfully implemented depression screening programs in tertiary pediatric diabetes clinics within a Quality Improvement framework, and is currently conducting a large scale clinical trial on a depression prevention program for teens with type 1 diabetes. From a device and technology standpoint, Dr. Hood coordinates the Human Factors assessments in Drs. Buckingham and Ly’s closed loop studies and is recognized as one of the experts in this area nationally and internationally. In addition, he has implemented Human Factors assessments in local and national (e.g., T1D Exchange) studies and registries. These assessments focus on uptake of devices and technologies, and determining strategies to promote uptake and optimize their use. Dr. Hood and his research team have published over 70 scientific articles on these topics and are active presenters at diabetes, behavioral medicine, and advocacy conferences.
Dr. Hood also works closely with people with diabetes in clinical and service settings. Dr. Hood is a licensed clinical psychologist and is part of the diabetes care team at Stanford. He is also the chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Interest Group, is on editorial boards for Diabetes Care and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and assists with programming for JDRF and Children With Diabetes events. Dr. Hood is the author of a book entitled Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes and an ADA book (with Drs. Harris and Weissberg-Benchell) for clinicians working with teens with diabetes. All of these efforts are aimed at improving the quality of life and health outcomes of people with diabetes and their families.
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PhD Training:University of Florida College of Medicine (2003) FL
Fellowship:Joslin Diabetes Center (2005) MA
Internship:Children's Hospital BostonMA