Dr. Jean M Lawrence is the Principal Investigator for the California site. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Publications and Presentations Committee for the SEARCH Study. Dr. Lawrence's work has focused on the epidemiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in childhood and young adulthood as well as psychosocial issues related to having diabetes. Her research addresses racial and ethnic disparities, the correlates and impact of having diabetes on quality of life and depression, and the changing epidemiology of childhood diabetes. Dr. Lawrence is a member of the national American Diabetes Association's Youth Strategies Committee, where she chair's the Type 2 Family Subcommittee.
Some of her other work includes the epidemiology of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and the postpartum care and future type 2 diabetes risk and perception of risk among women who have a history of GDM. Additional information about Dr. Lawrence can be found at www.kp-scalresearch.org.