Jane Reusch

Professor of Medicine | Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Speaker Sessions

September 22, 2023 | 08:30 AM (PST) - 09:30 AM (PST)

About Jane Reusch, MD

Jane EB Reusch, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Integrative Physiology, and Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, Anschutz Medical Campus and staff physician and merit investigator at the Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC. She is an elected member of American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association of Physicians and the American Diabetes Association 2018 President for Medicine and Science. She is currently working with the ADA, AHA and ACC on global strategies to decrease the cardiovascular burden of diabetes and clinical guideline harmonization with a goal to advocate for goal directed therapy for all. She is dedicated to recruiting and mentoring the translational research workforce, especially in women’s health and diabetes. Her mentoring efforts have been recognized AFMR-Uncommon Leadership in Mentoring Physician-Scientists Award, the American Diabetes Association Albert Renold Award and Woman of Valor Award, the Endocrine Society Laureate Award for Mentorship and the WAP/WSCI Mayo Soley award for mentorship and lifetime scientific achievement.

A physician-scientist, Dr. Reusch has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of cellular metabolism and diabetes complications. The focus of her basic science program is to identify the cellular and molecular mechanisms (i.e. mitochondrial dysfunction) that contribute to loss of cardiac, vascular and skeletal muscle resilience in diabetes. Her shared clinical translational research program with Drs Judy Regensteiner and Kristen Nadeau examines and targets the biological variables in people with diabetes, particularly women, that lead to decreased functional exercise capacity and portend shortened lifespan.


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.