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IU Indianapolis

Mary de Groot

IU School of Medicine, Diabetes Translational Research Center

Expert Bio

Mary de Groot is an associate professor of medicine and acting director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center at Indiana University. She is a clinical health psychologist whose research focuses on examining the impact of psychosocial issues on people with diabetes and their families as well as the development of accessible interventions to treat psychosocial conditions among adults and socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations with diabetes.

Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive Diseases and Kidneys. She has contributed more than 100 articles and presentations on the psychosocial aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Her work has been published in the top journals of her field, including The American Psychologist and Diabetes Care.

De Groot’s service to the field includes positions as the 2020 president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association as well as past president of the Behavioral Diabetes Research Group Exchange, and she is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Since 2017, de Groot has been a member of the national board of directors of the American Diabetes Association.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral aspects of diabetes including depression, anxiety, diabetes distress, diabetes education and coping with chronic disease.