Kirstie K. Danielson, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. Her research program broadly focuses on the reciprocal relationship between type 1 (i.e., juvenile) diabetes and diabetes-related complications such as bone, heart, and reproductive health. Specifically, Dr. Danielson investigates the prevalence of risk factors for osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and altered reproductive function in patients both living with type 1 diabetes and after being functionally cured of type 1 diabetes via islet cell transplantation. In addition to the reciprocal impact of bone fragility/hormones, vascular function, and estrogen/sex differences on the ability of islet cell transplant to functionally cure type 1 diabetes.
Rydzon B, Monson RS, Oberholzer J, Varady KA, Bellin MD, Danielson KK. Long term (4 years) improved insulin sensitivity following islet cell transplant in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2018; 34: e2972. PMCID: PMC5873303
Madrigal JM, Monson RS, Hatipoglu B, Oberholzer J, Kondos GT, Varady KA, Danielson KK. Coronary artery calcium may stabilize following islet cell transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes. Clin Transplant 2017; 31: e13059. PMCID: PMC5633499
Marchese E, Rodeghier C, Monson RS, McCracken B, Shi T, Schrock W, Martellotto J, Oberholzer J, Danielson KK. Enumerating β-cells in whole human islets: sex differences and associations with clinical outcomes after islet transplantation. Diabetes Care 2015; 38: e176-e177. PMCID: PMC4613918
Kujath AS, Quinn L, Elliott ME, LeCaire TJ, Binkley N, Molino AR, Danielson KK. Different health behaviors and clinical factors associated with bone mineral density and bone turnover in premenopausal women with and without type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2015; 31: 421-32. PMCID: PMC4406845