Richard E. Pratley
Dr. Richard Pratley serves as the Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, as well as Senior Investigator at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute and Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute. As a member of the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and The Obesity Society, Dr. Pratley continues his active involvement in the professional community. The Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research Foundation was awarded in recognition of his work. Dr. Pratley regularly presents at national and international meetings, has written over 250 peer-reviewed articles, and is a Principal Investigator for both NIH and pharmaceutical company sponsored trials in diabetes and obesity. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and acts as an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals.
His current research interests include the prevention of diabetes, improving the care for older persons with diabetes, developing new drugs to treat and prevent diabetes and its complications, and understanding the role of the fat cell in increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.