Faculty Profile

Deborah Burnet
Section of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Vice Chair of Faculty Development

Academic Interests

Dr. Burnet conducts research on obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes in youth. Dr. Burnet designed and implemented a community-based, family oriented program. This program, called the REACH-OUT Children’s Diabetes Prevention Program, is designed to decrease obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes among African-American youth. Her other areas of interest include faculty development, cultural competence and inequalities and health.

Clinical Interests

Primary care for adults and children, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in youth.


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  • BA, 1979, Georgetown University, English
  • MD, 1989, The University of Chicago
  • Residency, 1993, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • MA, 2003, The University of Chicago, Public Policy Studies