Enrique Caballero, M.D.
Director, Latino Diabetes Initiative
Dr. Enrique Caballero is the founder and Director of the Latino Diabetes Initiative, Director of Medical Affairs for the Department of Professional Education, Endocrinologist and Clinical Researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as Professor of Medicine at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Caballero graduated from the National University of Mexico Medical School where he was awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal for top student in his program. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institute of Nutrition in Mexico, and went on to complete a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology in Mexico.
In addition, he completed a fellowship program in endocrinology and metabolism at the Lahey Clinic/Deaconess Hospital/Joslin Diabetes Center and the Program on Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Caballero is Co-Investigator of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the LookAhead Program and the Diabetes Education Study, all sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Caballero's research interests include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, endothelial dysfunction and diabetes in minority populations.
He is the Principal Investigator in studies assessing vascular abnormalities in obese Hispanic children, adolescents and young adults. He is also Principal Investigator in a study assessing biological, psychological, social and cultural factors influencing adherence to treatment in Latinos with diabetes. Dr. Caballero has worked in the area of diabetes among different ethnicities, including Latinos in the United States. He is currently the Latino Program Director for the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Caballero gives multiple conferences at the national and international level and has published several original articles and book chapters related to his research. He also serves as editor for various prestigious scientific journals as well as for the publications of the American Diabetes Association. In addition, he is an active member of the Latin-Amercan Association and the European Diabetes Association.
He recently received the Alberto Houssay prize of the Minority Quality Foundation in the United States for his work helping marginalized communities, particularly the Latino population in the United States. He has also received an award from the American Association of Clinica Endocrinologists for his work with the Latino population.
Page last updated: April 23, 2014