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Dr. BurnetDr. 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 before moving into medicine. She attended medical school and served her residency at the University of Chicago; 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.

MarlaMarla Solomon is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, who has been on various hospital diabetes 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 together.

Former team members

Gameli Dekeiye
Izadora Torres
Roxanne Moore
Sarah Wolf


Dr QuinnDr. Quinn is a social psychologist 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.
AltheraAlthera 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

Matilda Baker
Seletta Goodall-Nichols
Althera M. Steenes

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