A Team Driven Against Diabetes

Iowa Diabetes is a trusted expert in the fight against diabetes. We’re more than researchers to our patients. We’re also their champions.

Our Founder

Dr. Anuj Bhargava

Dr. Anuj Bhargava

MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE
CEO & Medical Director

Iowa Diabetes is led by Endocrinologist Dr. Anuj Bhargava who has devoted much of his adult life to changing the future of diabetes. He understands first-hand the impact of diabetes, having immediate family members battling the disease. Dr. Bhargava believes that a comprehensive approach is required to change diabetes and that technology, education, and research should play a role in this change. He is hopeful that Iowa Diabetes and all that it offers can make an impact for the hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes in Iowa. In his persistent fight against diabetes, Dr. Bhargava armed himself with a Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at University of Wisconsin, he obtained a physician executive MBA from the University of Tennessee, and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Bhargava started Iowa Diabetes Research in 2007 which has grown to initiate more than 100 diabetes studies and serve 1,600+ patients.

Leadership

Todd Tjaden

Todd Tjaden

Director of Clinical Research

Lora Smith

Lora Smith

Business Development Manager

Kathy Fitzgerald

Kathy Fitzgerald

Sub-Investigator

Tara Herrold

Tara Herrold

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Our Team

Lisa Borg

Lisa Borg

Clinical Research Coordinator

Natalie Young

Natalie Young

Clinical Research Coordinator

Katie Seehusen

Katie Seehusen

Regulatory Specialist

Kirstie Stifel

Kirstie Stifel

Clinical Research Coordinator

Cindy Rail

Cindy Rail

Clinical Research Coordinator

Cody Rohlf

Cody Rohlf

Marketing Manager

Adriana Osman

Adriana Osman

Study Activities Coordinator II

Crystal Fierro

Crystal Fierro

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Sara Gail

Sara Gail

Study Activities Coordinator

Kendra Kramer

Kendra Kramer

Recruitment and Screening Coordinator

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown

Recruitment and Screening Coordinator