Dr. Kumar's current clinical translational research is intended to improve the detection techniques for diagnostic and predictive biomarkers of type 1 diabetes, and characterization of novel biomarker trends in the at-risk population. Their group is additionally investigating potential dietary and environmental triggers of type 1 diabetes. His clinical informatics is the optimization of the electronic medical record to support comprehensive and efficient multi-disciplinary approaches to outpatient and inpatient pediatric diabetes care and teaching. They are working toward a common platform for real-time review of patient and device data, and shared data/learning among institutions connected by a common EMR, to improve the quality and efficiency of pediatric diabetes care.
Dr. Kumar's Clinical Focus: