KAMLESH KHUNTI, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCGP, FMedSci, is a professor of primary care diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He is co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre and leads a research group that is working on the early identification of and interventions for people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.
Dr. Khunti is also director of the U.K. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, East Midlands, and director of the Leicester Real World Evidence Unit. He is an NIHR senior investigator and principal investigator on several major national and international studies and has published more than 700 articles. Dr. Khunti is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an advisor to the Department of Health, a member of the international KDIGO guideline work group on diabetes and chronic kidney disease, a clinical advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and secretary of the Primary Care Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. He is a past chair of the Department of Health–Royal College of General Practitioners Committee on Classification of Diabetes and a past chair of the NICE Guidelines on Prevention of Diabetes. In addition, he is co-director of the Diabetes Master of Science program at Leicester University. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally.
Diabetes Spectrum associate editor Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE, coordinated this From Research to Practice section.