Clinical Advisory Board
Professor Tim Davis – BMedSc, MB, W.Aust., DPhil Oxf., FRACP, MRCP (UK)
Professor Davis is a consultant physician and endocrinologist at Fremantle Hospital, and professor of medicine at The University of Western Australia. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Australian Diabetes Society in 2021 for more than 40 years of research in diabetes. He has sat on numerous federal and state government advisory committees, and had involvement with leading advocacy groups for diabetes care.
Formerly a councillor of the Australian Diabetes Society, Professor Davis now co-leads the WA Health Department’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Network. He is principal investigator of the Fremantle Diabetes Studies, comprising a community-based cohort for large-scale prospective and longitudinal studies in diabetes. Professor Davis also continues to engage in global collaborations and regularly reviews papers for leading diabetes journals.
Dr Ele Ferrannini – MD
Dr Ferrannini is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pisa, an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a senior research associate at the National Research Council’s Institute of Clinical Physiology.
He is the 2020 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, in recognition of his significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment and prevention of diabetes.
Dr Ferrannini is renowned for his contributions to insulin resistance and associated disorders, ß-cell function and dysfunction in vivo, the incretin effect, and the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Dr Ferrannini has also done pioneering work in therapeutics, including DPP-4 and SGLT2 inhibition and bariatric surgery, receiving recognition on the Clarivate™ list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Ms Davida Kruger – MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Ms Kruger has been a certified nurse practitioner in diabetes for more than 40 years at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her role includes both clinical practice and research. She is board certified by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center in Primary Care and by the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Advanced Diabetes Management. Ms Kruger is the past Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Research Foundation and has served on the ADA’s Research Policy Committee. She is also a past President of Health Care and Education for the ADA. She served as editor of Diabetes Spectrum from 2005-2008 and as the Editor in Chief of Clinical Diabetes from 2011-2016.
Ms Kruger has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects and written widely on diabetes care. Her awards include the Florence Nightingale award for excellence in research, the ADA Rachmeil Levine Award for Distinguished Service, the ADA Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding, The ADA Wendell May’s Award, The 2014 Clara Ford Award for Nursing Excellence in Research and Education, Wayne State University School of Nursing 2014 Alumna of the Year, the 2017 International Diabetes Center Donnell Etzwiler Memorial Award, and the ADA 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.
Dr Joshua Neumiller – PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP
Dr Neumiller is a Professor of Pharmacotherapy at Washington State University and a clinical researcher at Providence Medical Research Center, USA. He has authored over 100 articles and book chapters on management of diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Dr Neumiller has served in numerous service roles for the ADA and other professional organisations, including as Chairperson for the ADA Professional Practice Committee from 2018-2019, responsibe for revising the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.
Dr Neumiller was awarded the 2016 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award and named the 2021 ADCES Diabetes Care & Education Specialist of the Year for his work in diabetes care, research and education.
Dr Michael Shanik – MD, FACP, FACE
Dr Shanik is managing partner at Endocrine Associates of Long Island, PC and a clinical associate professor at Stony Brook University Hospital, New York. Dr Shanik has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings. He serves as principal investigator for many studies in diabetes and metabolism. Research interests include diabetes, cardiovascular and renal outcomes, major cardiovascular events, and novel therapies for diabetes.
Associate Professor Shanik earned his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed residency training in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is board certified in internal medicine, as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
Dr Neil Skolnik – MD
Dr Skolnik is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Jefferson Health, Abington, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is an academic family physician who sees patients and teaches residents and medical students in the family medicine residency program at Jefferson Health. Dr Skolnik has written and edited five books and published more than 400 articles in medical journals as well as the lay literature, including USA Today.
Dr Skolnik lectures nationally on a range of topics, with special interest in diabetes, asthma, COPD, exercise in medicine, coronary disease risk factor management, and the medical humanities. He has served on the Diabetes COVID-19 core leadership team for the ADA. Dr Skolnik also hosts and produces “Diabetes Core Update”, the ADA’s official monthly podcast reviewing the most important new articles in the diabetes literature.
Professor Merlin Thomas – MBChB, PhD, FRACP, FAAHMS
Professor Thomas is a nephrologist, scientist and program leader in the Department of Diabetes at Monash University. He is founder and chief scientific officer of RAGE Biotech Ltd, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health Medical Science. He is a leader in his field, publishing Nature review articles on the pathophysiology and management of diabetic kidney disease.
Dr Thomas is renowned as a researcher and educator with over 300 peer-reviewed publications, as well as the author of best-selling books The Longevity List and Fast Living Slow Ageing. His research focuses on the mechanisms of diabetic complications and new opportunities for their prevention and treatment.
Dr Alexander Turchin – MD, MS
Dr Turchin is the director of quality for the division of endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the treatment of patients with chronic cardiometabolic conditions using advanced electronic medical record data analytics, including causal inference, artificial intelligence and predictive modelling.
Dr Turchin is an immediate past chair of healthcare delivery and quality improvement interest group at the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the methods and data council at AcademyHealth. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Boston Magazine. Dr Turchin has published over 100 papers and book chapters.
Ms Hope Warshaw – MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES
Ms Warshaw is a registered dietitian (RD) and a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) with more than 40 years of expertise in diabetes care and education. She holds a board certification in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM), and is a consultant to several diabetes and nutrition-focused corporations.
Ms Warshaw has authored numerous professional publications on diabetes and nutrition and written several consumer books for the ADA. She continues to write articles for online diabetes information resources, including regular contributions to diaTribe Learn. Ms Warshaw has also held positions locally and nationally for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the ADA and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). She served as President of the ADCES during 2016 and has served as Chair of the Academy’s Foundation during 2022-2023.