Dr. Rhee is a diabetes epidemiologist, clinical researcher, and board-certified clinical nutritionist who joined the faculty in 2016 after completing her postdoctoral training at Stanford. She conducts patient-centered clinical research on preventing diabetes and its complications, and optimizing diabetes care for patients with chronic kidney disease. Her current research focuses on three primary areas: 1.) comparative effectiveness and safety of conventional and newer antidiabetic medications in patients with chronic kidney disease, 2.) interventions that target barriers to glycemic control and improve quality of care of patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, and 3.) nutritional epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease/end-stage renal disease, and gout. In addition, her clinical nutrition work is devoted to helping individuals change their dietary habits and lifestyles to prevent and manage cardiometabolic diseases, and sustain improvements in their health.

Dr. Rhee holds dual Doctorate of Science degrees in epidemiology and nutrition from Harvard, and is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases F32 (2014) and K01 (2017) awards. She is actively involved in Stanford?s Spectrum Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR) program, and serves as a mentor to residents, fellows, and other new clinical investigators.

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification, Clinical Nutrition, American Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (2016)
  • CN Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Nephrology & Clinical Epidemiology (2016)
  • Clerkship Practicum, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Clinical Nutrition (2013)
  • ScD, Harvard Medical School, Nutrition (2013)
  • ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (2013)
  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (2008)
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, Chemistry (2006)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Diabetes prevention and management in patients with chronic kidney disease
Comparative effectiveness of antidiabetic medications
Nutritional epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, and gout
Racial and ethnic health disparities in diabetes and diabetes-related outcomes


Graduate and Fellowship Programs

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