The Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research (HDS-CDTR) is one of the sites of the NIDDK supported Centers for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) the NIDDK-supported Centers for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) are part of an integrated program whose cores support and enhance diabetes type II translation research (e.g. bedside to practice and the community, dissemination and implementation science).NIDDK’s Diabetes Centers program supports extramural research institutions that have established an existing base of high-quality, diabetes-related research.

The aim of the HDS-CDTR is to actively foster and support translational research in diabetes within health care delivery systems affiliated with the Health Care System Research Network (HCSRN) and the University of California San Francisco.

This Center addresses three translational research core areas to improve diabetes care:

  • Health Care Disparities
  • Diabetes and Obesity Prevention
  • Health Information Technology Interventions

This center also supports a national resource to improve diabetes prevention and care.



The HDS-CDTR sites represent delivery systems covering almost 5 million enrollees and more than 300,000 members with diabetes mellitus, and our affiliated Health Care Systems Research Network.