Dr. Rochelle Naylor

Dr. Rochelle Naylor is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with a secondary appointment in Medicine in the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Chicago. Dr. Naylor’s research interests are in genetic and atypical forms of diabetes. She is a co-Investigator of the US National Monogenic Diabetes Registry housed at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) – addressing delays in accurate genetic diagnosis and precision medicine for the various subtypes. She has demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of genetic testing for MODY and is also working to address inequities in who benefits from diabetes precision medicine. She has explored barriers to participation in diabetes genetics research by racial and ethnic minorities and is working to increase diagnosis and understanding of MODY in these populations. She is participating in the American Diabetes Association Precision Medicine in Diabetes Initiative and is also an investigator of the rare and atypical diabetes network, or RADIANT study, which aims to discover and define rare and atypical forms of diabetes with the hope that this will lead to better diagnoses, improved treatments, and potential prevention of these diseases.