Obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes prevention, youth, adolescents, insulin resistance, exercise, physical activity
Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University; and a Mayo Clinic research affiliate. Dr. Shaibi’s research focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk (insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes) in overweight populations. A major emphasis of work examines the associations between fitness and disease risk and the impact of exercise on the physiologic health status of overweight youth. Dr. Shaibi applies a translational approach that includes basic, clinical and community research collaborations.