Life Course Methodology Core (LCMC)


Carmen R. Isasi, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Carol Derby, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RDN
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Core Faculty


The overall goal of the LCMC is to support high quality type II translational research in diabetes prevention and control across the life span. The life course perspective focuses on biopsychosocial and behavioral processes that individuals experience during particular periods in their life, and examines the interplay between these exposures in shaping disease risk.



We provide consultations to facilitate identification of key elements for translating interventions across the life course:

  1. Assist investigators in developing designs that address life-course questions
  2. Provide consultation related to implementation of longitudinal studies and research that focuses on specific periods of the life span
  3. Provide statistical referrals related to life course analysis methods
  4. Serve as a clearinghouse of existing cohorts and instruments appropriate for specific periods of the life span


The LCMC collaborates with the Einstein Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and other centers at Einstein to provide specific support for investigators.

Grant Acknowledgement

The Life Course Methodology Core (LCMC) and the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research are supported by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (grant numbers DK111022- 8786 and DK111022). Users of Core resources please acknowledge this in your publications and presentations.