I am a clinical endocrinologist with special interests in improving diabetes care delivery with peer support, community health workers and improved educational resources.
My aim is to develop interventions for preventing and reducing the burden of gestational diabetes, improving outcomes for those with type 1 diabetes and assessing the impacts and treatments of young-onset type 2 diabetes.
MPH (Clinical Effectiveness), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2013
MD, University of Alberta, 2007
BSc (Honors Pharmacology), University of Alberta, 2003
Outstanding Health Care Professional
, Diabetes Canada, 2017
Diabetes Junior Investigator Gold
, AstraZeneca Canada, 2016
Vivian Fonseca Scholar
, American Diabetes Association, 2015
Bowker S, Savu A, Yeung RO
, Johnson J, Ryan EA, Kaul P. Patterns of glucose-lowering therapies and neonatal outcomes in the treatment of gestational diabetes in Canada, 2009-2014. Diabet Med. 2017. doi:10.1111/dme.13394
, Savu A, Kinniburgh B, Lee L, Dzakpasu S, Nelson C, Johnson JA, Donovan LE, Ryan EA, Kaul P. Prevalence of gestational diabetes among Shinese and South Asians: A Canadian population-based analysis. J Diabetes Complications. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.10.016.
Yin J, Yeung R
, Luk A, Tutino G, Zhang Y, Kong A, Chung H, Wong R, Ozaki R, Ma R, Tsang CC, Tong P, So W, Chan J. Gender diabetes education and psychosocial factors are associated with persistent poor glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) program. J Diabetes. 2016;8(1):109-119. doi:10.1111/1753-0407.12262.
Tutino GE, Yang WY, Li X, Li WH, Zhang YY, Guo XH, Luk AO, Yeung ROP
, Yin JM, Ozaki R, So WY, Ma RCW, Ji LN, Kong APS, Weng JP, Ko GTC, Jia WP, Chan JCN, China JADE Study Group. A multicentre demonstration project to evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of the web-based Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) programme with or without nurse support in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med. June 2016. doi:10.1111/dme.13164.
, Zhang Y, Luk A, Yang W, Sobrepena L, Yoon KH, Aravind SR, Sheu W, Nguyen TK, Ozaki R, Deerochanawong C, Tsang CC, Chan WB, Hong EG, Do TQ, Cheung Y, Brown N, Goh SY, Ma RC, et al. Metabolic profiles and treatment gaps in young-onset type 2 diabetes in Asia (the JADE programme): A cross-sectional study of a prospective cohort. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
. 2014;2(12):935-943. doi:10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70137-8.
Gestational diabetes education
Funded by AstraZeneca
Quality of pediatric diabetes care
Funded by Public Health Agency Canada