Kieren James Mather, MD, FRCPC

            Dr. Kieren Mather, associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, was tenured in 2008.

            With a strong focus on metabolic physiology, his training bridges basic science research with human studies. This positions him well for undertaking classical translational bench-to-bedside research, the primary focus of his work.

            In the course of learning to design clinical studies, Dr. Mather became involved in more traditional epidemiologic and clinical trial study design, leading to a local cross-sectional project. These efforts have allowed him to broaden his research.

            He earned his medical degree and a BSc in biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Canada. He interned at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he studied internal medicine. He completed an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at the University of Calgary, and held research fellowships at both Calgary and Indiana University.

            At the Indiana School of Medicine, Endocrinology Division, he served as visiting professor and then held the position of assistant professor there from 2001 to 2007.

            With his SADF-funded research, “Adiponectin as a Predictor of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the Diabetes Prevention Program,” Dr. Mather undertook measurements of adiponectin in stored serum from baseline and year 1 in the complete Diabetes Prevention Program cohort. The first of these analyses has been published, and further analyses are underway.

            Due to unexpected cost savings, Dr. Mather and his group were able to apply Daugherty Foundation resources to support a second project, initiated in Fall 2008, undertaking a broad population-based cross-sectional assessment of concurrent cardiovascular and diabetes risks with measures of circulating factors releated to CV risk, and measurement of vascular function using peripheral arterial tonometry.

            He has received major research grant awards from the American Diabetes Association and the NIDDK in addition to the SADF, and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed original research papers.

            Married with three children, Dr. Mather resides with his family in Indianapolis. Music is his main “offline” interest. He plays violin, guitar and piano, and says he’s been known to sing, although never alone.



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