Deborah Burnet
Section of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA1979Georgetown UniversityEnglish
MD1989The University of Chicago 
Residency1993The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine and Pediatrics
MA2003The University of ChicagoPublic Policy Studies

Academic Interests

Dr. Burnet conducts research on obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes in youth. Dr. Burnet designed and implemented a community-based, family oriented program. This program, called the REACH-OUT Children’s Diabetes Prevention Program, is designed to decrease obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes among African-American youth. Her other areas of interest include faculty development, cultural competence and inequalities and health.

Clinical Interests

Primary care for adults and children, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in youth.

Representative Publications

  1. Lipton R, Drum M, Burnet D, Mencarini M, Cooper A. . Rich B. Self-reported social class, self-management behaviors, and the effect of diabetes in urban, minority young people and their families. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2003;157:919-925.
  2. Burnet DL, Plaut A, Courtney R, Chin M. Preventing type 2 diabetes in minority youth: A practical model and empirical evidence. Diabetes Educator 2002;28:779-95.
  3. Burnet D. Health care for the poor (course syllabus). Exemplary Course Outlines in Health Care, Ed., Michael Monti, Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA, 1999.
  4. Burnet D, Albright E. Child Maltreatment: Journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (journal review). JAMA 1997;277:1084.
  5. Becker SW, Lambert RW, Burnet D, et al. An instrument to measure the activity level of the blind. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 8(4), 1985.

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