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Project ECHO

Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes

ECHO Type 1 Diabetes is a pilot program, which is allowing researchers at Stanford University and University of Florida to learn more about how to improve care access for underserved adult and pediatric communities living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

The ECHO Team is working with primary care providers, as well as children and adults with T1D who do not visit endocrinologists to find out what health care barriers prevent people from receiving diabetes care.

How does ECHO T1D work?

The ECHO model brings best-practice care to underserved populations by giving primary care providers access to specialized knowledge and support for patients with complex conditions by setting up hub and spoke networks between Stanford and community providers. This allows community providers to have access to specialty knowledge to improve health outcomes for patients with T1D.

Primary care providers delivering care to patients with T1D in targeted catchment settings will receive:

  1. Hub-to-provider education through tele-education and virtual trainings
  2. Real-time provider assistance with challenging medical decision making issues and health care navigation through the support of diabetes professional
  3. A Diabetes care liaison assigned to their clinic who provides on-site support and helps bridge providers to hubs
  4. Opportunities to enroll their patients in research projects and initiatives at the hubs

How can I get involved?

If you are an adult with Type 1 diabetes and you would like to participate in a focus group, or if you are a primary care provider and would like to participate in the program, contact the ECHO T1D team.

For more information on getting involved, including completing research survey, please visit Project ECHO.


  • David Maahs, MD, PhD

    David Maahs, MD, PhDProfessor and Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • Nicolas Cuttriss, MD

    Nicolas Cuttriss, MDClinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDE

    Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDEResearch Nurse

  • Marina Basina, MD

    Marina Basina, MDClinical Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism

  • Korey Hood, PhD

    Korey Hood, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Rayhan Lal, MD

    Rayhan Lal, MD Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD

    C. Jason Wang, MD, PhDAssociate Professor, Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention

  • Katarina Yabut, BS

    Katarina Yabut, BSAssistant Clinical Research Coordinator


Contact Information

Marissa Town
Katarina Yabut
Phone: (650) 497-4793