Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina serves as a Co-Executive Director nPOD. She is the J.O. Ritchey Scholar in Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, where she serves as Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Program in the Herman B Wells Center, as an Associate Director of the Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD), and as Director of CDMD Islet and Physiology Core. She is a Staff Physician at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Evans-Molina earned her MD degree from Marshall University in WV and her PhD from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and subspecialty training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at UVA.
Dr. Evans-Molina’s basic science research program is focused on defining mechanisms of altered β cell calcium signaling in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She has a translational interest in the identification of novel biomarkers that can be used to identify those at risk of type 1 diabetes. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Veteran’s Administration, and the JDRF.
Dr. Evans-Molina is an investigator in the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Network, where she serves also as Chair of the β Cell and Metabolism Working Group and Chair of the Long-Term Investigative Follow-Up in TrialNet (LIFT) Study. She is a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Translational Research.