David Rodbard, MD
Biomedical Informatics Consultants LLC, Potomac, Maryland, USA
Dr. Rodbard is a physician, scientist, and software developer with more than 30 years of experience in endocrinology and diabetes. He served as a Section Head, Laboratory Chief, and Director of the Division of Computer Research and Technology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is as President of Biomedical Informatics Consultants, developing mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to research programs in endocrinology, diabetes, and clinical decision support.
For the past 35 years, Dr. Rodbard has focused on development of new and novel approaches to analysis of clinical data from people with diabetes. He has developed some of the most popular and successful techniques for display and interpretation of data regarding glucose, insulin, diet, and physical activity. Several of these methods are now universally accepted. He was a principal developer the “Ambulatory Glucose Profile” or AGP in 1987, now accepted as the standard method for display of data from self-monitoring of blood glucose, continuous glucose monitoring, and closed-loop systems. He developed the simplified glucose distribution (glucose in 5 ranges) combined with the AGP (2009). Dr. Rodbard developed clinical decision support systems to assist endocrinologists and others in the interpretation of glucose data and recommendations for adjustments of therapeutic regimens, including calculation of insulin doses. He developed numerous methods for characterization of glycemic variability and quality of glycemic control. He currently serves as Deputy Editor of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, as a member of the editorial board of Journal and Diabetes Science and Technology, and as a reviewer for Diabetes Care.