Elbert Huang, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Huang is a general internist who studies clinical and health care policy issues at the intersection of diabetes, aging, and health economics. His research examines the constraints, either clinical or financial, that health care providers encounter when caring for patients with chronic diseases. His main research focus is in the area of medical decision making for elderly patients with type 2 diabetes where uncertainty exists regarding how to best individualize diabetes treatments based on clinical parameters and patient preferences. Dr. Huang has developed a simulation model of type 2 diabetes specifically designed for elderly patients. Using this model, he is evaluating the impact of clinical heterogeneity on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of varying levels of glucose control.

Dr. Huang is the lead University of Chicago investigator for the NORC-University of Chicago Health Economics Team for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project.

Clinical Interests:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Geriatrics
  • Clinical Medical Ethics

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine


  • AB, MD, MPH, Harvard University
  • Internship and Residency, Stanford University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital