Dr. King is the Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology and Founder/Director of the AADI at Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and still sees patients in the Asian Clinic. Dr. King received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. King’s work focuses on finding the causes of diabetic complications, exploring insulin actions on blood vessels, discovering factors and new treatments for diabetic complications, and understanding the reasons for the high rate of diabetes in Asian Americans. Dr. King has published over 280 articles and reviews.
Dr. Hou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and board certified endocrinologist at Joslin clinic and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hou received her Medical degree from Xian Medical University and then completed Internal Medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael and Fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Washington University in St. Louis. Her clinical interests include understanding the influence of ethnicity and traditional diet on diabetes development, improving diabetes care with advanced technology and designing regimens for those with steroid induced diabetes.
Chihiro Sato is the Communications and Outreach Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). As a former business consultant in Tokyo, Chihiro uses her business expertise to think outside the box when it comes to empowering the communities through culturally appropriate education about diabetes management and its prevention. She strongly believes that it is just as important to educate and interact with the patients and members of the community as well as the healthcare professionals. Chihiro is passionate about creating a variety of programs that can be easily adopted by the needs of each community. She enjoys meeting people and listening to their stories which inspire her to develop and provide programs and tools to encourage healthier and happier lives.
Karen is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
originally from Hong Kong. Understanding the cultural differences in
Asia and the United States, she creates educational materials and
provides nutrition and diabetes care practices to the patients in the
Asian Clinic that can be easily adapted to the culture of the patients.
She is passionate in helping patients and the Asian American community
people to integrate healthy and enjoyable meals into their daily meal
plans for better health, and for preventing and managing diabetes. One
thing that she often emphasizes is “small changes can make a big
difference in health” - she encourages start healthy eating by making
one or two substitutions in the classic recipes that are prepared at
home. She is also involved in research to find better ways in helping
Asian Americans in preventing and managing diabetes through day-to-day
eating, exercise and even resting habits.
Julia provides comprehensive and personalized support as the Asian Clinic liaison between patients and the doctors, dietitians and educators. Growing up as first generation in the United States she understands the cultural and language barriers her parents went through. She hopes to help bring down these barriers for not only those in the Asian Clinic, but in the Asian American community as well. Julia helps coordinate AADI outreach programs in the community and helps spread awareness for diabetes screening, prevention and healthy lifestyles.