Diabetes Care in American Samoa

Director: Stephen McGarvey
Research Theme: Persistent Disparities in Health and Human Capital
Location: American Samoa
Funding: NIH

 McGarvey leds an interdisciplinary  behavioral intervention clinical trial to improve type 2 diabetes patient outcomes by expanding community health worker outreach. The community health workers will expand the dietary and physical activity education of patients and their families; provide reminders and active follow-up for clinic appointments.