Editorial Contributor

Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP

Endocrinologist and Family Physician

 Jay Shubrook DO is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and a Diabetologist at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM).  He also serves as the Director of the Clinical Division at the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University and the Director of Clinical Research at OUHCOM. He also is the Director of the Diabetes Fellowship. This one year program provides specialty diabetes training for primary care physicians.

He is the former Editor in Chief of the Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) and serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for the OFP, American Family Physician, and the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.  He serves on the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Panel and the Guideline Advantage, a quality collaborative for the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

His research focuses on early interventions in type 2 diabetes and improvements in the quality of care for people with diabetes. He is the principal investigator of the INSPIRE Diabetes study, a trial looking at the use of insulin as the first treatment of type 2 diabetes to preserve beta cell function and provide lasting glucose control in diabetes. He believes that the primary care training that family physicians receive allows them to facilitate chronic disease management by using a patient and family centered approach. With attention to wellness and disease/complication prevention family physicians can have a huge impact on the diabetes epidemic.
He double majored in psychology and psychobiology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and earned his DO at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.