5120-de Groot, Mary

Mary de Groot, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Health Information and Translational Science Building
410 W 10th St. Suite 3100

Indianapolis, IN 46202-3002
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Mary de Groot, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Acting Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center at Indiana University. She received her Master of Education degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1989 and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1999.

Dr. de Groot is a clinical health psychologist whose research focuses on examining the mechanisms that link diabetes and depression as well as the development of accessible interventions to treat depression among adults and socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations with diabetes. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R34DK074515; R18DK092765). Dr. de Groot has contributed more than 100 articles and presentations on the psychosocial aspects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Her work has been published in the top journals of her field including The American Psychologist and Diabetes Care.

Dr. de Groot's service to the field has included Past President of the Behavioral Diabetes Research Group Exchange (BRIDGE), the premier behavioral diabetes organization and long-standing member of the American Psychological Assocation, the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Diabetes Assocation. Since 2011, she has served as an Associate Editor for Diabetes Care and a member of the editorial board for Diabetes Forecast. From 2017 to 2021, Dr. de Groot served on the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association. In 2020, she served as the President of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association. She currently serves on the Research Policy Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

Key Publications

Young-Hyman D.; de Groot M.; Hill-Briggs F.; Gonzalez J.S.; Hood K.; Peyrot M. (2016). Psychosocial Care for People With Diabetes: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes care.

de Groot M.; Crick K.A.; Long M.; Saha C.; Shubrook J.H. (2016). Duration of Depressive Disorders in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes care.

de Groot M.; Golden S.H.; Wagner J. (2016). Psychological conditions in adults with diabetes. The American psychologist.

Rubino, F., Puhl, R., Cummings, D., Eckel, R., Ryan, D., Mechanick, J., Nadglowski, J., Salas, X., Schauer, P., Twenefour, D., Apovian, C., Aronne, L., Batterham, R., Berthoud, H., Boza, C., Busetto, L., Dicker, D., de Groot, M., … et al. (2020). Joint International Consensus Statement for Ending Stigma of Obesity. Nature Medicine 26:485–497. doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0803-x

Thornton, P., Kumanyika, S., Gregg, E., Araneta, M. Baskin, M., Chin, M., Crespo, C., de Groot, M., Garcia, D., Haire-Joshu, D., Heisler, M., Hill-Briggs, F., Ladapo, J., Lindberg, N., Manson, S., Marrero, D., Peek, M., Shields, A., Tate, D., Mangione, C. (2020). New Research Directions on Disparities in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Special Issue the Year in Diabetes and Obesity 1461(1):5-24. doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14270

Craven, M., Simons, Z., de Groot, M. (2019). Diabetes Distress among Healthcare Providers: A Qualitative Study. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 150: 211-218. doi 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.03.018.

de Groot, M., Shubrook, J., Hornsby, G., Pillay, Z., Mather, K., Fitzpatrick, K., Yang, Z., Saha, C. (2019). Program ACTIVE II: Outcomes From a Randomized, Multistate Community-Based Depression Treatment for Rural and Urban Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, Jul; 42(7): 1185-1193. doi: 10.2337/dc18-2400.

de Groot, M., Marrero, D., Mele, L., Doyle, T., Schwartz, F., Mather, K., Goldberg, R., Price, D., Ma, Y., Knowler, W., Rubin, R. (2017). Depressive Symptoms, Antidepressant Medication Use and Inflammatory Markers in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Psychosomatic Medicine. 80(2): 167-173. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000535

de Groot, M., Doyle, T., Averyt, J. (2017). Program ACTIVE: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Depression in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Appalachian. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 31(3): 158-170. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.31.3.158

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  • Professor of Medicine
  • Acting Director, Diabetes Translational Research Center

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