Dr. Burnet is a general internist and pediatrician - she sees adults
and kids at the University of
Chicago clinics. Dr. Burnet
worked as a foster care case
worker on Chicago's South Side
school and served
at the University
she has been on faculty
since 1993. She also completed a
Master's degree in public policy at
UC, as part of her training for research on obesity and diabetes prevention.
is a registered
who has been
on various hospital
teams. She really enjoys working
with kids which is why she has
been the lead dietitian for the
Northern Illinois American Diabetes
Association day camp program
for the past fourteen years.
In her free time, she likes to be
with her husband and sons either
playing tennis, riding bikes, visiting
museums and cooking
Former team members
Dr. Quinn is a
with the University of Chicago’s Diabetes
Research and Training Center,
where he has worked for over 15
years with children, adolescents,
and adults who have or are at risk
for diabetes. He also served as a
behavioral consultant to the Adult
Diabetes Prevention Program.
He is a father of two, and happy
grandfather to Bryn and Cooper.
Althera M. Steenes is our Community Outreach Specialist.
Althera has continued performing
some Research Assistant duties in
addition to still being a Lay Health Educator.
She is very excited about working with the
community and lookng forward to increasing
recruitment for the program. In her spare
time, Althera is a licensed Realtor
for the State of Illinois. She enjoys
meeting people and networking in
the community. Althera says, “I
appreciate the honesty the families
give, they help motivate me.
I help teach the sessions but we
all learn together”.
Our Lay Health Educator Team
Althera M. Steenes