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Clinical Division Faculty

Andrea Steck, MD

Primary Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatrics

My primary research focus is in the area of epidemiology, prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes. I have a background in pediatric endocrinology, with specific training and expertise in pediatric diabetes. My research experience includes work with epidemiological studies such as DAISY (Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young) and TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young). Currently, I am the PI for an ADA Career Development Award on Determinants of rate of progression to type 1 diabetes in TrialNet subjects at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, as well as the PI of the Twin Family Study and the Monogenic Diabetes Study at the Barbara Davis Center, investigating monogenic forms of diabetes. I am also the Colorado PI for several multisite research studies, including the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study, the TrialNet Oral Insulin Trial, the LIFT (Long-Term Investigative Follow-Up in TrialNet) Study, and the JDRF Follow-up of Children Diagnosed with Diabetes Study, looking at preservation of C-peptide over time in children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes through prospective studies such as TEDDY compared to type 1 diabetes controls from the community. My goal is to further characterize staging of risk for type 1 diabetes, pathophysiology and preservation of endogenous insulin secretion in collaboration with local and national colleagues.


MD: University of Lausanne, Switzerland (1993)
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2000)
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Colorado Denver (2008)