As program director of implementation research and health equity, I provide scientific oversight and administration of a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements related to the incidence, prevention, and treatment of type 2 diabetes. The portfolio includes behavioral research in patient and community-based populations, evaluation of natural experiments in healthcare or other large scale policies, dissemination and implementation science, and health disparities research.  I also manage the NIDDK Centers for Diabetes Translation Research program, which promotes innovative research and interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance efficacious diabetes translation research.