Holly J. Willis, PhD, RDN, LD, CDCES
Research Investigator, International Diabetes Center
Holly Willis is a research scientist, registered dietitian/nutritionist, and certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) at International Diabetes Center (IDC). Her current research interests are related to the use of diabetes technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and digital apps for behavior modification in people with diabetes. She has specific interest in use of CGM to guide nutrition and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Willis currently serves as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple clinical trials. She is an active member the American Diabetes Association and has been a member and contributor to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Nutrition.

Joined the Institute: 2018

Education and training: PhD, Nutrition, University of Minnesota; MS, Nutrition Communication, Tufts University; Dietetic Internship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Minnesota.

Current research activities and funding:
  • IGNITE study (Impact of Glucose moNitoring and nutrItion on Time in rangE)
  • My Diabetes Study / UNITE study (Using Nutrition to Improve Time in RangE)
  • Perspectives on using a nutrition-focused approach when initiating continuous glucose monitoring in people with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study 
  • Evaluation of Flash Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Reduce Hyperglycemia in People With T2 Diabetes 
  • Theory-Based Design of a Nutrition-Focused Approach at CGM Initiation for People with T2D 
  • Funding from the American Diabetes Association, Abbott Diabetes Care, Dexcom, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
  • Research Investigator, International Diabetes Center
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