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Editorial board

The editorial board selects journal articles that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication. The editorial independence of the resource centre is of the utmost importance.  The articles and other material published on the resource centre have been selected solely by the editorial board independently and without influence from Elsevier or the sponsor.

Editor in Chief

  • Stephen Colagiuri

    Professor Colagiuri is currently Professor of Metabolic Health and Director of The Boden Institute at the University of Sydney and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. His research interests focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, cardio-metabolic and vascular risk assessment, diabetes screening and prevention, economic aspects of diabetes and obesity, and diabetes care delivery. Professor Colagiuri has been President of the Australian Diabetes Society and Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Clinical Guidelines. He is a member of the Diabetes Expert Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Department of Health (Australia) and an advisor on diabetes to the World Health Organization. Professor Colagiuri is currently Editor-in-Chief of the IDF journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice and has published over 200 scientific papers.


  • Xavier Cos

    Dr Francesc Xavier Cos is a general practitioner, Director of the Sant Martí Primary Health Centres of the Catalan Health Service, and Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

    As an expert on the primary care of diabetes, Dr Cos is a frequent speaker and participant at national and international meetings, advisory boards, and expert groups, where he is often involved in developing and conducting educational activities.

    Dr Cos is a member of and European representative (diabetes and endocrine disorders) for the Institut Universitari d’Investigació en Atenció Primària (IDIAP Jordi Gol) in Barcelona, and is involved in numerous institutional projects for the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia.

    From 2009 to 2015 he acted as the Spanish national representative at the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) Europe Research Group.

    In 2009 he was elected as vice chairman of Primary Care Diabetes Europe, where he is currently Chairman elect — a position he has held since 2016. Dr Cos is associate editor of the Primary Care Diabetes journal.

  • Sarah Cvach

    Sarah Cvach was trained as a registered nurse in 1979 in the US (California), where she has held positions including charge nurse at the Gardena Hospital, CA, and intensive care nurse at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, CA. After her move to Austria she was employed as an intensive care nurse at the 1st Medical University Clinic and at the Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology of the City Hospital Hietzing in Vienna.

    In 1995 she moved to an endocrinology and diabetes outpatient clinic setting, where her duties included diabetes care and counselling for patients with type I/II and gestational diabetes and using insulin pumps and sensors.

    She has been a Diabetes Educator (in accordance with the guidelines of the Austrian Diabetes Association) since 1996, and from 2010 onwards has served as an expert trainer for the Conversation Map program. She is vice chair of Association of Austrian Diabetes Educators (VÖD) and holds membership of FEND, EASD, IDF, ÖDG, and ÖGKV. She was a member of the working group to establish guidelines for diabetes education, is currently a member of the committee for diabetes prevention of the Austrian Diabetes Association, and has experience as a clinical trials coordinator.

  • Vivian Fonseca

    Vivian A. Fonseca was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, and earned his MD from University of Bombay (now the University of Mumbai). He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, along with a fellowship in endocrinology with the UK National Health Service. He was a faculty member for the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Since 1998 he has served as Professor of Medicine, Tullis–Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, and Chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Over the course of his career Dr Fonseca has conducted trials for most diabetes drugs on the market. 

    He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Diabetes Complications, and an ad hoc reviewer for several other leading journals. He is former Editor-in-Chief of Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care.

    Professor Fonseca is former President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the International Diabetes Federation.

    He serves on several national and international committees, and has more than 200 publications to his name.

    In 2012 he received the American Diabetes Association Banting Medal for leadership and service.

  • Kamlesh Khunti

    Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester. He leads a research group that is currently working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes. He is Director of NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and Co-Director of a Clinical Trial Unit. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and principal investigator on several major national and international studies.  Professor Khunti is currently an advisor to the Department of Health, a Clinical Advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Secretary of the Primary Care Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is past Chair of the Department of Health–RCGP Committee on Classification of Diabetes and is currently Chair of the NICE Guidelines on Prevention of Diabetes. In addition, he is co-Director of the Diabetes MSc at Leicester University and the BMJ Diabetes Diploma.

  • Chantal Mathieu

    Professor Mathieu is Professor of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and Chair of Endocrinology at the Catholic University of Leuven and its University Hospital in Gasthuisberg. She is a biomedical researcher with a translational focus. Professor Mathieu began as an Internist and worked as a physician-scientist in Gastrointestinal Motility. She received a PhD in Endocrinology and Transplant Immunology in 1994. Professor Mathieu completed a postdoctoral scholarship at the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen and became a Professor in the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven and Supervisor in the Clinical Department of Endocrinology of the University Hospital of the Catholic University of Leuven in 1996. She became Professor of Medicine in 2002 and has held the Chair in Endocrinology since 2009. Professor Mathieu has been the recipient of many scholarships and research grants and several scientific prizes, including the Inbev-Baillet-Latour prize for Clinical Research. Professor Mathieu has provided key evidence for the understanding of the pathogenesis of T1D and indicated novel avenues to prevent or cure this disease.

  • Thomas Pieber

    Thomas Pieber is Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical University of Graz, Head of the Institute of Biomedicine and Health Science of Joanneum Research, and CSO of the Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine (CBmed). His research focuses on basic and clinical investigations in diabetes and endocrinology, outcome research, the effect of quality management systems, biomarkers and nanotoxicology, and nanomedicine.

    He is author of more than 230 peer-reviewed articles or systematic reviews, and is a reviewer for journals including Diabetologia, Diabetes, Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism, and Diabetes Care. He is also a member of the Cochrane Review Group for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, and was the President of the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna in 2009. 

    Professor Pieber has received a number of national and international awards including the Human Technology Interface Award of Styria (2014), the Somogyi Award (2010), and the Max Kade Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In addition to having received grants from national and international publicly-funded projects, he has been reviewer for the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, the NIH, and the Austrian National Bank. He is member of the faculty for postdoctoral studies at the Medical University of Graz, where he has acted as supervisor for more than 30 PhD students.

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