Lead Research Scientist
Ms. Edelstein graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1988 with a master’s degree in Biostatistics. Following that, she was the biostatistician for the Rancho Bernardo Study a long-term epidemiologic study of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and aging, and since 1994 has been at the Biostatistics Center, where she has focused on the management, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies primarily related to obesity, type 2 diabetes and prevention, cancer, heart disease, and most recently COVID-19. Since 1994, she has served as a biostatistician on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a clinical trial evaluating lifestyle intervention and metformin in the prevention of diabetes in high risk adults. She is currently Co-Investigator/Biostatistician & the National Program Coordinator for the DPP followup study, the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS). Ms. Edelstein is the PI and biostatistician of the Coordinating Center for the Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Study, a project evaluating whether beta-cell function is restored following intensive treatment via three parallel clinical trials in adults and children with pre-diabetes and early Type 2 diabetes. Lastly, Ms. Edelstein is a project director and biostatistician of the COVID-19 Community Research Partnership, a multicenter, prospective study of COVID-19 using real-time syndromic surveillance, at-home serologic testing, and Electronic Health Records.
Current BSC Projects
Investigator, Restoring Insulin Secretion Study (RISE)
Co-Investigator, Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)
COVID-19 CRP (Community Research Partnership)
Position Type: Research Investigators