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Berman Investigators

Anne Murray, MD, MSc

Anne Murray, MD, MSc

Anne M. Murray, MD, MSc, earned her medical degree from University of Minnesota. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She also completed a fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School, MA and a Masters in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Murray is a geriatrician, internist, and epidemiologist specializing in dementia.  She is also Professor of Medicine & Geriatrics at the University of Minnesota.   Anne is the acting Medical Director for the Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research. She conducts research in the epidemiology of cognitive impairment in elderly patients with kidney disease, anemia, and diabetes. Anne is the PI for the NIA BRain IN Kidney Disease (BRINK) Study, the US Principal Investigator for the NIA funded, ASPirin in the Reduction of Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study, and a previous co- investigator for the Actions to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetics- Memory in Diabetics (ACCORDION- MIND) follow- up study. She enjoys teaching as a Faculty member of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at HCMC, which trains future geriatricians.

Gavin Bart, MD, PhD

Dr. Gavin Bart is Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and trained in internal medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center. His PhD is in experimental and clinical pharmacology, also from the University of Minnesota. He trained in addiction medicine at The Rockefeller University where he continued as Director of Clinical Research until moving to Minnesota. His areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and the pharmacological management of opioid dependence.

His current work with the Berman Center includes researching the population pharmacokinetics of methadone, genetic influences of methadone pharmacology and treatment outcome (MAPS), and he is co-principal investigator of the newly funded Northstar Node of the NIH-National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network and provides ongoing international technical assistance to the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s capacity building efforts in Vietnam.

Gavin Bart, MD, PhD
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Diana Cutts, MD

Diana Cutts, MD

Dr. Diana Cutts is a general pediatrician with over 25 years of experience, with special expertise in the area of pediatric nutrition. She is the medical director of the Children's Growth and Nutrition Clinic, a multi-disciplinary team of physician, pediatric dietitian, children's developmental specialists, and community nurse, who evaluate and treat children with nutritional problems. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cutts is a nationally recognized researcher in the area of Food Insecurity and its health impacts.

She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and achieved her degree in Medicine at the University of Illinois.

Her current work with the Berman Center includes researching food delivery's impact on health for people with diabetes facing food insecurity.

Richard Grimm, MD, PhD - Emeritus

Richard Grimm, MD, PhD, earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in South Carolina. He also received a fellowship in medicine at New York Medical College and a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

From 1996 to 2016, Dr. Grimm has led the Berman Center as Medical Director, presiding over landmark trials such as MrFIT, ALLHAT, WHI, ACCORD, and ASPREE.

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