Listen as Dr. Eduardo Sanchez from the American Heart Association and Dr. Robert Gabbay from the American Diabetes Association discuss social determinants of health and disparities in health and health care in individuals with type 2 diabetes at risk for cardiovascular disease and COVID-19 and what can be done to improve their outcomes.
Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, MS is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association (AHA). Additionally, Dr. Sanchez helps to oversee the work of the AHA Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation and serves on numerous national and state advisory committees. Prior to joining AHA, he served as CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD is Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and recently transitioned from his role as Chief Medical Office at the Joslin Diabetes Center. His research focuses on innovative models of diabetes care to improve to enhance diabetes outcomes and improve the lives of people with diabetes. Along with an extensive peer reviewed publication record, his views have appeared in popular press such as the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, People, Oprah, and National Public Radio.