Rebecca Lipton, PhD

Rebecca Lipton, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago in the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology. The overall goal of her research is to understand the risk factors and social implications of diabetes, with particular reference to minorities and children. Her major project has been a population-based incidence registry of diabetes in Chicago children ages 0-17, which has launched further studies of the genetic, social and clinical features distinguishing early-onset Type 2 from more typical Type 1 diabetes in children and young adults, its complications and diabetes- related mortality. Dr. Lipton has for many years been involved in collaborative research on the cultural and psychological determinants of obesity and physical inactivity in the varied Latino populations in Chicago, as well as in general epidemiologic questions related to chronic diseases of children and their sequelae.