UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science RCMAR/CHIME

CHIME Scholar

Preethi Srikanthan

Preethi Srikanthan, MD

Preethi Srikanthan, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine in the UCLA Gonda Goldschmeid Diabetes Center and the UCLA Research Center at Alhambra. She received a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and internal medicine, and she is interested in conducting research that includes muscle mass index as a predictor of longevity in older adults, insulin resistance and bone strength of midlife adults, and obesity in adults.

2006-2007 Pilot Project, "Use of a computer-guided approach to diabetic education in Mexican American elders." Dr. Srikanthan's RCMAR/CHIME-funded project was one in which she proposed to develop a computerized diabetes education program that would provide a platform for investigation of the effect of different learning programs on cognitive preservation in elderly Hispanics based on studies indicating that computer use improves the self-esteem and mental stimulation of elders in general self resulting in improved competencies and autonomy.

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