“I get to help patients with their current diabetes management and work on research that can change policies and move the science forward to improve care.”
Mark Harmel, MPH, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Mark Harmel earned his Master of Public Health at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His roles at the USC Westside Center for Diabetes are to provide diabetes education and is the coordinatore new of research studies from at the Westside office. He also manages the ongoing TrialNet and T1D Exchange Registry and TrialNet studies.
Mark has a BA in Social Sciences (and studied photography) from Thomas Jefferson College at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he grew up. He started his career in 1985 as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines and evolved to being aprofessional healthcare photographer.
Of his work at the WCD, he says, “I get to help patients with their current diabetes management and work on research that can change policies and move the science forward to improve care.”