Program for Clinical Research in Diabetes Care & Complications


Advance the knowledge in the field of diabetes and its complications, while improving the clinical care and life of all patients with diabetes in the United States and throughout the world.

Principal Investigator

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD

Larry D. Soderquist Professor

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND)

Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine

Co-Director, Michigan Peripheral Neuropathy Center

Director of Clinical Research, Mentoring and DevelopmentElizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

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Clinical Interests

Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui's clinical interests include diabetes and diabetes complications, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and general endocrinology.

Research Interests

Dr. Pop-Busui’s research focuses on translational and clinical trials to study the mechanisms of diabetic complications, including diabetic cardiovascular autonomic and peripheral neuropathy, and to understand their role in the development of the high cardiovascular risk complicating diabetes. Learn about her current trials and studies.

Dr. Pop-Busui co-leads the Diabetic Foot Consortium at Michigan Medicine, one of six institutions to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical studies aimed at validating biomarkers and understanding the pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcers. 


Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications that appear in prominent journals including the New England Journal of MedicineJournal of the American Medical AssociationDiabetesDiabetes CareJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Journal of Diabetic Complications.