Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MPH
Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MPH

Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), the co-clinical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center and the Associate Program Director for Clinical Research, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mass General.

Dr. Wexler’s research interests focus on the quality of life, quality of care, lifestyle intervention, and medication and treatment appropriateness in people with type 2 diabetes. She is currently the Mass General site principal investigator of the GRADE Study, a NIH-funded multicenter trial to determine which second hypoglycemic drug, added to metformin, is most effective for patients with type 2 diabetes.

She is also the co-principal investigator of the REAL HEALTH-Diabetes trial, which will translate the Look AHEAD lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes into usual care at community health centers.

Dr. Wexler has authored many articles, reviews and editorials. She teaches residents, fellows and health care providers at Mass General, in the HMS Clinical Endocrinology CME course and also lectures nationally on these topics.

In addition to her research, she sees diabetes, general endocrinology and primary care patients at the Mass General Diabetes Center. She is on the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care and is a reviewer for multiple journals.

Dr. Wexler received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at Mass General.

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