Susanne Cabrera, MD

Dr. Susanne Cabrera MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She directs the clinical and translational research arm of the Max McGee Diabetes Research Center and is the Director of the Children’s Wisconsin Diabetes Program. Dr. Cabrera’s clinical/translational research has focused on the role of environmental mediators of intestinal inflammation in promoting T1D pathogenesis in those with genetic susceptibility.  She has received funding from the JDRF, ADA, and NIH to investigate the role of probiotics, gluten, and non-nutritive sweeteners in immune dysregulation in those at-risk of developing diabetes. Currently, she is conducting an NIH funded randomized control clinical trial to determine the impact of a single-strain probiotic on beta-cell function and systemic inflammation in individuals recently diagnosed with T1D. Dr. Cabrera’s work as a clinical researcher and diabetes clinician has informed more recent investigations into how our field can reduce T1D health disparities through more equitable research participation across the diverse T1D population. Dr. Cabrera is the Co-Chair of the TrialNet Underrepresented Minority Engagement Committee, focused on enhancing the recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented minorities into TrialNet studies.