Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Research Summary

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.


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