Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes


A primary healthcare worker monitors the blood pressure of a participant in the Heart of Soweto study

Baker Institutue’s Clinical Diabetes and Epidemiology Group examines trends in the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Australia and the rest of the world. The group is able to capitalise on the large patient population in the Baker Institute diabetes clinic, facilitating examination of novel treatments.

In Central Australia, Baker Institute’s Indigenous health program collaborates on research that builds knowledge and provides practical contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health. The program also provides outreach health services to remote communities and Alice Springs Hospital in order to improve access to specialist care and provide leadership in health service development.