Korey Hood

Korey K. Hood, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Research DescriptionDr. Hood’s research program over the past 13 years has made important contributions to the understanding of psychosocial aspects of diabetes management, and how these factors contribute to disease outcomes. There are two content threads to his work: 1) construct prevention and treatment programs to address modifiable psychological and family factors that create barriers to optimal diabetes management, and 2) optimize the use of devices and technologies to improve outcomes. Dr. Hood’s group collaborates locally and nationally with multiple NIDDK funded investigators and has advanced expertise in study design, methodology, and statistics. Dr. Hood is also co-leader of the Bioengineering & Behavioral Sciences Research Affinity Group in the SDRC, and serves on the SDRC Executive Committee.

Selected relevant publications (Stanford DRC members in BOLD):

1.         Riley AR, Duke DC, Freeman KA, Hood KK, Harris MA. Depressive Symptoms in a Trial Behavior Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes: A Post Hoc Analysis of Change. Diabetes Care 38: 1435-40, 2015.

2.         Hood KK, Beavers DP, Yi-Frazier J, Bell R, Dabelea D, Mckeown RE, Lawrence JM. Psychosocial burden and glycemic control during the first 6 years of diabetes: results from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. J Adolesc Health 55:498-504, 2014.

3.         Corathers SD, Kichler J, Jones NH, Houchen A, Jolly M, Morwessel N, Crawford P, Dolan LM, Hood KK. Improving depression screening for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics 132:e1395-402, 2013.

4. Hood KK, Lawrence JM, Anderson A, Bell R, Dabelea D, Daniels S, Rodriguez B, Dolan LM. Metabolic and inflammatory links to depression in youth with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 35:2443-6, 2012.