Dr. Vivian is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. She is a diabetes educator and is board certified in advanced diabetes management. She currently maintains a clinical practice at Access Community Health Center. Dr. Vivian's research interest focus on identifying disparities in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases among ethnic minorities, particularly African American and Latino patients and developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them. Recently, her research has sharpened its focus in response to heightened awareness of the great numbers of children and adolescents who are at special risk of diabetes.
An Associate Professor of Pediatrics specializing in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Dr. Aaron Carrel is also the medical director of the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Fitness Clinic and an appointed member to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health.
In addition, Dr. Carrel is a founding member of the Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes (known as WiPOD), a University-based group leading the efforts against childhood obesity. Carrel has worked extensively on issues of children’s health with the Ho-Chunk Youth Fitness Program, the Fit*4*Life Project with the Stoughton School District, the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction.
(YMCA KidsZFit instructor)