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Diabetes Research and Wellness Lab

Better Days and a Bright Future for Kids and Families Living with Type 1 Diabetes.

The Creighton University type 1 diabetes research team aims to improve child health outcomes, family quality of life, and access to specialized healthcare. Please email if you have any questions or are interested in participating in any of the open studies.

PCORI Grant Research Team
Left to Right Emily Knezevich, PharmD, BCPS, CDE; Vicki Brown, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE​; Ben Feiten; Shelby Hoffmann; Amy Abbott, PhD, RN; Sadie Schultes; Laura Eberly Reiner​; Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD; Kameran Ulferts; Kim Radenz; Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

Current Studies

Psychometric Testing of the Diabetes Health Management and Distress Scale-Parents of Children (DHMDS-PC) – OPEN

The Creighton and UNC Diabetes Research and Wellness Lab is looking for parents of children living with type 1 diabetes AND parents of children without diabetes to participate in a research study to help develop a healthcare assessment.  If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will complete an anonymous online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey will include questions about managing your child’s health.

Impact of COVID-19 on Family Quality of Life and Healthcare Access for Families with a Child with Diabetes - CLOSED

We are no longer accepting new participants at this time.


Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

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