Dr. Maria J. Redondo's research area of interest is pediatric diabetes. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the genetic, immunologic and metabolic causes that lead to diabetes in children and offer an opportunity for prevention and treatment. Dr. Redondo is also interested in behavioral and educational aspects of type 1 diabetes. Her clinical focuses are type 1, type 2 and other forms of diabetes in children.
Dr. Redondo trained as a pediatric endocrinologist at the Barbara Davis for Childhood Diabetes in Denver (Colorado), where she developed her clinical and research interest in type 1 diabetes. She joined the Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Center at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in 2010. She is currently conducting studies on beta-cell function in children with new onset diabetes, as well as genetics of diabetes. She is the Program Director/Principal Investigator of the NIH-sponsored TrialNet Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Program, and site-PI in the Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT). She was the Principal Investigator of the multicenter Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Exchange and Pediatric Diabetes Consortium studies at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received awards from the Immunology of Diabetes Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has been elected a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, and American Diabetes Association Professional Committee.