Laura Saslow Assistant Professor Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Laura Saslow, Ph.D., is a behavioral medicine researcher interested in creating and optimizing diet and lifestyle interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and other conditions related to metabolic syndrome

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She was formerly a postdoctoral scholar at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and is now an assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences. She has been funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for a 5-year K01 training grant to optimize an online very low-carbohydrate diet program for adults with type 2 diabetes. As part of other research, she has developed and is testing two different in-person very low-carbohydrate diet programs for adults with type 2 diabetes and separately for prediabetes. She was also recently funded to conduct the first ever comparative effectiveness trial of a very low-carbohydrate vs DASH diet for hypertension (in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes). She is serving this year on the American Diabetes Association's Nutrition Scientific Review Committee.