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Edward Horton MD

Dr. Horton is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Investigator at Joslin. Dr. Horton received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed residency training at Dartmouth and Duke University. He has had a long and distinguished career in diabetes, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including serving as President of the American Diabetes Association and President of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. Before coming to Joslin in 1993, Dr. Horton was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

His major interests include obesity and insulin resistance as they relate to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease; the regulation of energy balance and metabolic fuel homeostasis; the regulation of glucose transport and metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue; and the effects of exercise and physical training on insulin sensitivity. He is also Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for several large NIH-funded studies including the Diabetes Prevention Program, the LookAHEAD Study and a Study of Diabetes, Cardiac Disease and Air Pollution Vulnerability. He has over 300 publications to his credit.