Catherine S Barnes, PhD

Research Associate of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: GMH Diabetes Clinic 10 D

Phone: 404-616-5486

Fax: 404-778-1661



As co-director of the Diabetes Management Feedback Program (DMFP) at Grady Health System, Dr. Barnes was instrumental in conducting the NIH research that developed into an ongoing diabetesmanagement feedback program at Grady. The DMFP supports diabetes-related performance feedback and decision support flowsheets to providers in the Grady Primary Care Clinics.
Past funding includes patient empowerment researchby the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association; provider inertiais funded by Aetna; and, in the area of patient medication adherence, she is funded bythe NIH. Dr. Barnes is currently funded by Sanofi Aventis and American Diabetes Association for her work in hypoglycemia and provider inertia /feedback.


B.S.N. UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

M.A. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

M.S.N. / PhD. Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Committee Memberships:

a. National and International

i. American Association of Diabetes Educators, Ad Hoc Committee Care Coordination 2010-2011

ii. American Association of Diabetes Educators, Research Committee 2009 -2012

iii. American Diabetes Association, Research Grant Reviewer 2011-current

iv. American Heart Association, Research Grant Reviewer 2011 – current

b. Regional and State

i. Caldwell County Hospice, Board Member, Secretary 1976 -1999

ii. Lenoir Junior League, Board Member 1979-1989

iii. Avondale Pattillo School, Board Member 1997- 2000

iv. Metropolitan Atlanta Serenity House, Board Member 1998 – 2009

c. Institutional

i. Data Safety Monitoring Committee Member:

a. Impact of pregabalin on signs andsymptoms of gastro paresis (PI: Umpierrez, Smiley, Newton)

b. Diabetes care in nursing home residents:a randomized controlled study (PI: Umpierrez

c. Basal bolus versus basal insulinregimen for the treatment of hospitalized patients with Type 2 diabetes (PI: Umpierrez)

d. Randomized controlled study of DPP4inhibitor (stagliptin) therapy in the inpatient management of patients with Type 2 diabetes. (PI: Umpierrez)

Manuscript Reviewer:

a. Implementation Science Editorial Team(2011- current)

b. American Association Diabetes EducatorsEditorial Team (2009- current)

Honors and Awards:

1985 - Caldwell Memorial Hospital - Community Liaison Leader in Capital $2 Million Fundraising Campaign

1989 - Caldwell County Outstanding Hospice Volunteer - Founder

1993 - Marilyn Chew Lunn Memorial Award in Oncology Nursing

1993 - American Nurses Foundation Scholar

1993 - Sigma Theta Tau: Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Omicron Chapter

1994 - Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Scholar

1994 - Recipient of the Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Award

1995 - Recipient of the Drs. Vickie A. and Clinton Lambert Nursing Scholarship Award

Society Memberships:

American Nurses Association Member 1989 -1994

Georgia Nurses Association Member 1989 -1994

Southern Association of Nursing Research Member 1990 -1996

American Association of Diabetes Educators Member 1999 - 2011

American Medical Informatics Association 2006

Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing -current

American Diabetes Association 1999-Current