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Gretchen Piatt

Professor; Vice Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences
Learning Health Sciences

Dr. Gretchen Piatt is a Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) in the Medical School and Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Dr. Piatt serves as the Vice Chair for Educational Programs in DLHS, and is the Graduate Chair for the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) MS/PhD program and Director of the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Piatt completed her masters and doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh in chronic disease epidemiology and is a formally trained implementation scientist.  Dr. Piatt has expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating community interventions aimed at improving health care delivery in ethnic minority and underserved populations with diabetes.  She leads research teams that design and evaluate interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of diabetes and its complications, including implementation and evaluation of self-management support interventions in underserved communities, federally qualified health centers, and primary care. Dr. Piatt has built a national and international reputation in this area over the past fifteen years, authoring numerous publications presenting her research at national and international conferences, and serving on local, state, national, and international diabetes committees.


Academic lead for Precision Health Certificate Program, Member of Education and Training Workgroup

Research Area(s)

Learning health sciences | Other


  • Funded by: PIATT, Gretchen A
  • Consultant on: A Multilevel Intervention to Support Weight Loss Among Individuals With Prediabetes in Primary Care Settings
  • Consultant on: Development and pilot evaluation of a novel cooking skills inervention to prevent diabetes in low-income adults (resubmission)
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