Margaret Zupa, MD

Veterans Health Foundation

Margaret Zupa, MD


Dr. Margaret Zupa works as a Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion-associated research fellow with her primary mentor, Dr. Ann-Marie Rosland. Dr. Zupa and Dr. Rosland study engagement of Veterans and their family in diabetes self-management and care. The ultimate goal of their research is to help Veterans and their families leverage the beneficial effects of social support on health behaviors and clinical outcomes.

Affiliation:

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh

3 most important questions that define research program:

We assess the impact of a patient and family supporter engagement intervention among Veterans at high risk of diabetes complications on:

  1. The specific roles that family supporters play and the support techniques they use.
  2. Diabetes treatment intensification.
  3. Adherence rates to diabetes and blood pressure medications.

5 key words:

  1. Social support
  2. Chronic disease
  3. Self-management
  4. Health behavior
  5. Type 2 diabetes

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Mixed methods studies
  2. Linear mixed-effects modeling
  3. Interactive voice response calls
  4. Health coach interventions
  5. Patient activation interventions