Dr. Welch brings more than thirty years of scientific research in chronic disease management to the company. Dr. Welch oversees the company’s scientific activities, including management of the clinical research teams, research compliance, data quality, analyses, research dissemination, and external, medical strategic relationships.
Previously, Dr. Welch was Director of Behavior Medicine Research at Baystate Medical Center and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. His extensive clinical research in chronic disease has focused on behavior change strategies for chronic disease management, including providing proven strategies for medication management and telehealth decision support tools for primary care. Prior to Baystate, Dr. Welch was a diabetes researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, a global leader in diabetes care and research and on Faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than a decade. Dr. Welch is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Professional Interest Group. He has been a reviewer in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) behavior medicine scientific review panels and a journal reviewer for Diabetes Care and Diabetes Spectrum, leading diabetes journals for diabetes clinicians and educators. He serves on the Connecticut Health Council’s think tank for Medicaid innovation.
Dr. Welch received his Ph.D. (Psychological Medicine) from the Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.
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