Professor de Courten MD PhD FRACP MPH is a professor at Monash University and Specialist Physician at the Department of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine and at General Medicine at Monash Health.
I have a PhD in epidemiology and a Master of Public Health and an extensive training in clinical trials (NIH). I have expertise across the translational research continuum from human mechanistic studies to clinical trials and public health interventions through to practice.
My vision is to establish new strategies for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, specifically obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My goal is that my research findings translate into treatment guidelines, reduced diabetes and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and reduced health-care costs. I am passionate about research of holistic approaches to prevent chronic diseases by promoting health and well-being. I believe this will impact not only the health of individuals but also be beneficial to our society and environment we live in.
I have worked in a variety of international settings, as reflected by my appointments at prestigious institutions in the USA (NIH), Australia (Baker IDI, Monash University) and Europe (University of Copenhagen and Steno Diabetes Centre). I enjoy an active national and international research network.