Science

As Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Behavior Medicine at Tufts Medical School’s Baystate Medical Center, Silver Fern Healthcare’s Chief Scientific Officer, Garry Welch, Ph.D., raised $4.2M in NIH funding as Principal Investigator for the clinical research included in this summary. In these studies, Dr. Welch developed and applied clinical research methodologies that later informed the development of Silver Fern Healthcare’s Behavior Diagnostic Platform and modules. This is a subset of Dr. Welch’s research. Additional material, including research on motivational interviewing and Social Cognitive Theory is available upon request.

Research Foundations & Clinical Results

  1. Treating psychological insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. (2017) Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.
  2. Reducing social distress for chronic disease patients in primary care. (2017) Diabetes Spectrum.
  3. Psychosocial care for people with diabetes: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association. (2016) Diabetes Care.
  4. An internet-based diabetes management platform improves team care and outcomes in an urban Latino population. (2015) Diabetes Care.
  5. Telehealth program for type 2 diabetes: usability, satisfaction, and clinical usefulness in an urban community health center. (2015) Telemed J eHealth.
  6. Improvement in glycemic control following a diabetes education intervention is associated with change in diabetes distress but not change in depressive symptoms. (2012) Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  7. Telehealth program for Medicaid patients with type 2 diabetes lowers hemoglobin A1C. (2012) Journal of Managed Care Medicine.
  8. Evaluation of clinical outcomes for gastric bypass surgery: results from a comprehensive follow-up study. (2011) Obesity Surgery.
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