Roberta Harrison McDuffie
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Roberta Harrison McDuffie, ACNS, BC, CDE, BSBA
Instructor of Medicine
Biomedical IRB Chair
Phone: (504)-988-0299


Roberta McDuffie is the principal research coordinator for endocrine research at Tulane University. Roberta and her staff oversee patient recruitment and care for hundreds of patients on more than ten clinical trials at any given time. Roberta is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, and she and her staff have conducted several community service programs throughout the greater New Orleans area on diabetes care for area residents.

Selected Publications

Fonseca V, McDuffie R, Calles J, Cohen RM, Feeney P, Feinglos M, Gerstein HC, Ismail-Beigi F, Morgan TM, Pop-Busui R, Riddle MC; ACCORD Study Group. Determinants of weight gain in the action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes trial. Diabetes Care. 2013 Aug;36(8):2162-8. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1391. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID:23412077

Thethi T, Rajapurkar M, Walker P, McDuffie R, Goff DC Jr, Probstfield J, Yau CL, Shah S, Christians U, Buse J, Fonseca V. Urinary catalytic iron in patients with type 2 diabetes without microalbuminuria--a substudy of the ACCORD Trial. Clin Chem. 2011 Feb;57(2):341-4. Epub 2010 Dec 15. No abstract available. PMID:21159897

Fonseca VA, Smith H, Kuhadiya N, Leger SM, Yau CL, Reynolds K, Shi L, McDuffie RH, Thethi T, John-Kalarickal J. Impact of a natural disaster on diabetes: exacerbation of disparities and long-term consequences. Diabetes Care. 2009 Sep;32(9):1632-8. doi: 10.2337/dc09-0670. Epub 2009 Jun 19. PMID:19542210

McDuffie R, Summerson J, Reilly P, Blackwell C. The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial and Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for managing clinical trials during and after a natural disaster. Contemporary Clinical Trials 29 (2008) 756–761.PMID:18577469

Fonseca VA, Pendergrass M, McDuffie RH. Handbook of Diabetes. Current Medicine Group, London, UK. 2006.

McDuffie, R., (Contributing Chapter), Fonseca, VA. Clinical Diabetes: Translating Research into Practice. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2006. (Chapter 20, ,Diabetes Education

McDuffie R, Asafu-Adjaye N, Reilly P, Summerson J, Blackwell C, Goff D, Fonseca V,  Accord Investigators. ACCORD and Hurricane Katrina: A Clinical Trial in a Disaster Zone.  American Diabetes Association Abstract, No. 2369- PO, 2006.

McDuffie R. Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE). Overcoming Barriers to Intensive Insulin Administration.

McDuffie RH, Struck L, Burshell A. Empowerment for Diabetes Management: Integrating True Self-Management into the Medical Treatment and Management of Diabetes Mellitus. The Ochsner Journal 2001;3:149-157.

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