Angie Fagerlin, PhD
Director, Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative
Professor and Chair, Population Health Sciences
Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair
Dr. Fagerlin is professor and chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health and the Director of the Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative. In her role as Director, Dr. Fagerlin led a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement the community-engaged, clinical, and research programs of Driving Out Diabetes. In addition to her administrative roles, Dr. Fagerlin is an experimental psychologist whose research focuses on the development and testing of decision support interventions to help patients better understand new medical diagnoses. She has developed and evaluated decision aids in many conditions including diabetes- and kidney-related diseases. Her research has been funded by VA, NCI, NIH, and the European Union.
Scott Summers, PhD
Co-Director, Diabetes &
Metabolism Research Center;
Professor and Chair, Nutrition and
Dr. Summers chairs the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology and co-directs the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center at the University of Utah. His research aims to develop new therapeutic strategies to combat the metabolic underpinnings of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is the scientific founder of Centaurus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing ceramide-reduction therapies to combat cardiometabolic disorders.