Dace L. Trence, MD, FACE, is director of the Diabetes Care Center and an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is also director of the University of Washington Endocrine Fellowship Program and Endocrine Days, a medical education program for endocrinologists practicing in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Trence is on the board of trustees for the American College of Endocrinology, chairs the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Continuing Medical Education Committee, co-chairs the AACE Patient Safety Committee, and is co-editor of EmPower magazine. She is also on the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

In Seattle, she is the principal investigator (PI) for Look AHEAD and the Diabetes Prevention Pilot Ongoing Study, as well the PI for a number of studies of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist use in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

She has written chapters in the 2011 books Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology: Expert Consult and The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals, in addition to articles in the journals Endocrine Practice, The Diabetes Educator, and Diabetes Care.

Diabetes Spectrum associate editor Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, CGP, FASCP, coordinated this From Research to Practice section.