Stuart R. Chipkin

Professional Title: 
Research Professor
Department: 
Kinesiology
Telephone: 
413-545-3352
Campus Address: 
215 Arnold House
Education: 

B.S., Emory University, 1978; M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1982; Fellowship in Endocrinology, University of Massachusetts Worcester, 1988

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Healthcare Delivery

Research Description: 

My interests have focused on approaches to minimizing consequences of diabetes and related cardiovascular complications through lifestyle modification and improved delivery of community health services. Previous projects have examined:

  • Developing culturally sensitive approaches to diet modification in Latino communities;
  • Improving post-operative complications in cardiac surgery patients with diabetes;
  • Examining ways to combine medications with exercise;

Other interdisciplinary collaborations have included mathematical modeling of endocrine (e.g., thyroid) systems.

Current efforts emphasize the need for developing a well-trained public health workforce. One group of great interest is “front-line” health care workers who have the potential to greatly improve the delivery of care to people at risk for or those living with diabetes. Their importance in monitoring and reinforcing healthcare messages and strategies, through systems such as the patient centered medical home, is a new area of investigation.

Key Publications: 

Hasson RE, Granados K, Chipkin SR, Freedson PS, Braun B: Effects of a single exercise bout on insulin sensitivity in Black and White individuals. J Clin Endocrin Metab, 95:E219-23, 2010.

Merrill S, Horowitz J, Traino AC, Chipkin SR, Hollot CV, Chait Y: Accuracy and optimal timing of activity measurements in estimating absorbed dose of radioiodine in the treatment of Graves’ disease. Phys Med Biol, 56:557-571, 2011.

Lazar HL, McDonnell MM, Chipkin S, Fitzgerald C, Bliss C, Cabral H: Effects of aggressive versus moderate glycemic control on clinical outcomes in diabetic coronary artery bypass graft patients. Ann Surg, 254:458-64., 2011.

Malin SK, Gerber R, Chipkin SR, Braun B: Independent and combined effects of exercise training and metformin on insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes. Diabetes Care, 35:131-6, 2012.

Malin SK, Nightingale J, Choi SE, Chipkin SR, Braun B: Effects of exercise training on cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance. Obesity, in press.


Stuart Chipkin Curriculum Vitae