Dokken, Betsy

Office Location:

MRB 412

Primary Phone: (520) 6266376

PhD, University of Arizona, 2006

Nurse Practitioner

College Affiliations:
  • College Of Medicine
Research Interests:

Diabetes; heart function; gastrointestinal hormones; cell damage

Environmental Health Research & Expertise:

Dr. Dokken's career thus far has been dedicated to decreasing the burden of diabetes, first as a clinician, and now as a clinician-scientist. Ischemic heart disease is a major cause of death and disability in diabetic patients. Her goal is to become an independent investigator in the field of endothelial dysfunction related to ischemia and reperfusion in the diabetic heart. Her previous research training prepared her for initial studies in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but she needs additional training in vascular physiology and pharmacology in order to pursue this goal. Research Focus Group 4 will provide highly qualified and experienced mentors who are eager to help her achieve her career goals.