Enrique Caballero is the Founder of the Latino Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Diabetes Center. affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston. MA. He is currently a Consultant in International Education at Harvard Medical School. He has worked extensively in Clinical. Research and Education activities in the field of diabetes and related disorders for over 20 years.
Dr. Caballero developed the Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative that was launched in the summer of 2002. This is a comprehensive effort that integrates culturally oriented activities in the areas of patient care and education. community outreach. research and professional education. This initiative has received local. regional. national and international recognition. Through his work. Dr. Caballero is committed to identifying effective culturally oriented and community based strategies that may contribute to the elimination of health care disparities.
His research interests include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention as well as diabetes in racial/ethnic minorities. He is a co-investigator of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. the LookAhead Program and the Diabetes Education Study. all sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Caballero has written various publications on pre-diabetes. obesity. endothelial dysfunction. diabetes in Latinos and the chapter of Diabetes in Minorities in the prestigious Joslins Diabetes Mellitus textbook. He is also a reviewer for multiple prestigious medical journals.
Dr. Caballero frequently lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of diabetes. cardiovascular disease and diabetes in minorities. He has been the chair for the Latino Diabetes Education Program for the American Diabetes Association. Vice chair of the Health Care Disparities Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and has worked closely with other national and international organizations. He is also a tutor of the Culturally Competent Care Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Caballero graduated from the National University of Mexico Medical School where he was awarded with the Gabino Barreda medal for the highest level of academic achievement in his class. He then completed his residency in Internal medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology at the National Institute of Nutrition in Mexico. and went on to complete a masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology in Mexico. In addition. he completed a fellowship program in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Lahey Clinic/ Deaconess Hospital/Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and the Program on Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Caballero is also the recipient of the 2009 Alberto Houssay award by the National Minority Quality Forum. the 2011 award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists for his work on health care disparities and with underserved populations and the 2012 Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Award by ALPFA Health Care. He has been recognized for the last five years in a row as one of the 100 most influential people in the Latino community according to El Planeta newspaper.