Kendra Vehik, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology, Health Informatics Institute at the University of South Florida

Kendra Vehik is an epidemiologist and applied biostatistician at the University of South Florida whose work is focused on understanding what genetic and early life exposures initiate the appearance of the first islet autoantibodies and progression of type 1 diabetes. She is a collaborating investigator in many type 1 diabetes studies, including SEARCH, TEDDY, TrialNet, DPT-1 and DISCOVER studies. Dr. Vehik also serves as co-Chair of the TEDDY Publications and Presentation Committee and oversees the dissemination of scientific content for the TEDDY study.