We're the Iowa Diabetes Family!

Once you meet us, you won’t forget us! Our team works hard, is passionate about diabetes, and always makes our patients our #1 priority.

Our Founder

Dr. Anuj Bhargava

Dr. Anuj Bhargava

MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE CEO & Medical Director

Iowa Diabetes is led by Endocrinologist Dr. Anuj Bhargava who has devoted much of his adult life to changing the future of diabetes. He understands first-hand the impact of diabetes, having immediate family members battling the disease.

Dr. Bhargava believes that a comprehensive approach is required to change diabetes and that technology, education, and research should play a role in this change. He is hopeful that Iowa Diabetes and all that it offers can make an impact for the hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes in Iowa.

In his persistent fight against diabetes, Dr. Bhargava armed himself with a Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at University of Wisconsin, he obtained a physician executive MBA from the University of Tennessee, and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Bhargava started Iowa Diabetes Research in 2007 which has grown to initiate more than 100 diabetes studies and serve 1,600+ patients.

Leadership

Lora Smith

Lora Smith

Business Development Manager

Tara Herrold

Tara Herrold

CRC Manager

Amber Hawk

Amber Hawk

Operations Manager

Our Team

Kathy Fitzgerald

Kathy Fitzgerald

Sub-Investigator

Lisa Borg

Lisa Borg

Clinical Research Coordinator

Natalie Young

Natalie Young

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kirstie Stifel

Kirstie Stifel

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kendra Kramer

Kendra Kramer

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kara Turner

Kara Turner

Clinical Research Coordinator

Katie Seehusen

Katie Seehusen

Regulatory Specialist

Lydia Gruber

Lydia Gruber

Adminstrative Assistant

Sara Gail

Sara Gail

Study Activities Coordinator

Rose Carroll

Rose Carroll

Recruitment Coordinator

Zamira Fraire-Salas

Zamira Fraire-Salas

Bilingual Recruitment Coordinator

Cindy Plavulj

Cindy Plavulj

Recruitment Coordinator

Kasey Dunifer

Kasey Dunifer

Community Manager/ Marketing Coordinator

Kiran Yarlagadda

Kiran Yarlagadda

Study Activities Coordinator

Stephanie Osborne

Stephanie Osborne

Labs Assistant

Swathi Sridhar

Swathi Sridhar

Care Navigator

Sreelekha Kundu

Sreelekha Kundu

Intern