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Doctor Alisha Wade

QualificationsMD, PhD
Phone 0117172511
Organisational Unit Rural Health in Transition and Agincourt Research Unit
ORCID 0000-0002-1158-2523

My research focuses on chronic disease epidemiology, particularly in developing countries.

I welcome inquires from potential doctoral students who are interested in this subject.

D r Wade is a Senior Researcher in the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit. She also holds honorary Senior Lecturer posts in the School of Public Health and in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Wade graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2000 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with honours. After completing her internship in her native Barbados, she attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Medicine. This was followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in the United States, during which time she was one of only three Johns Hopkins School of Medicine house staff to be elected annually to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2010.



Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media):

Farmer A, Wade A, French DP, Goyder E, Kinmonth AL, Neil A: The DiGEM trial protocol-a randomised controlled trial to determine the effect on glycaemic control of different strategies of blood glucose self-monitoring in people with type 2 diabetes [ISRCTN47464659]. BMC Fam Pract 6:25, 2005

 Farmer A, Wade A, Goyder E, Yudkin P, French D, Craven A, Holman R, Kinmonth A-L, Neil A:  Impact of self monitoring of blood glucose in the management of patients with non-insulin treated diabetes: open parallel group randomised trial. BMJ 335(7611):132, 2007

Simon J, Gray A, Clarke P, Wade A, Neil A, Farmer A: Cost-effectiveness of self-monitoring of blood glucose in the management of patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes: economic evaluation of data from the randomised controlled DiGEM trial. BMJ 336(7654):1177-80, 2008 

French DP, Wade AN, Yudkin P, Neil HA, Kinmonth AL, Farmer AJ: Self-monitoring of   blood glucose changed non insulin treated type 2 diabetes patients beliefs about diabetes and self-monitoring in a randomized trial. Diabet Med 25 (10): 1218-28, 2008

Farmer AJ, Wade AN, French DP, Simon J, Yudkin P, Gray A, Craven A, Goyder L, Holman RR, Mant D, Kinmonth AL, Neil HA: Blood glucose self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Health Technol Assess 13 (15): iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-50, 2009  

Wade AN, Dolan JM, Cambor CL, Boullata JI, Rickels MR: Fatal malnutrition six years after gastric bypass. Arch Intern Med 170 (11): 993-5, 2010

Vetter ML, Wade A, Womble LG, Dalton-Bakes C, Wadden TA, Iqbal N: Effect of a low-carbohydrate diet versus a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet on adipokine levels in obese, diabetic participants. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 3: 357-61, 2010  

Wade AN, Fedyna S, Mehta NN, St. Clair C, Ginwala N, Krishna RK, Qasim AN, Braunstein S, Iqbal N, Schutta MH, Reilly MP: Type 2 diabetes does not attenuate racial differences in coronary calcification. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 91 (1):101-7, 2011 

Wade AN, Cheng G, Teitelbaum, U, Patel AA, Alavi A, Rickels MR: Amelioration of hypoglycemia with octreotide therapy in metastatic insulinoma with positive octreotide scan. Pancreas 40 (1):173-5, 2011   

Wade AN, Baccon J, Grady MS, Judy KD, O’Rourke DM, Snyder PJ: Clinically silent somatotroph adenomas are common. Eur J Endocrinol 165 (1): 39-44, 2011

Malanda UL, Bot SD, French DP, Kostense PJ, Wade AN, Dekker JM, Nijpels G, Farmer AJ: Experience of hypoglycaemia is associated with changes in beliefs about diabetes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med 28 (11) 1395-1400, 2011

French DP, Wade AN, Farmer AJ: Predicting self-care behaviours of patients with type 2 diabetes: The importance of beliefs about behaviour, not just beliefs about illness. J Psychosom Res 74(4):327-33, 2013

Research Publications, non-peer reviewed: 

Wade, Alisha N:  The effect of blood glucose self-monitoring in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes. DPhil thesis; University of Oxford 2006


Wade AN, Ramesh J: Colorectal carcinoma in Barbados- a 20 year study. Presented at the Caribbean Health Research Council Scientific Meeting, Georgetown, Guyana, 2002

Farmer AJ, Wade AN, French D, Kinmonth A-L: Use of a blood glucose meter in primary care and associations with beliefs about type 2 diabetes and beliefs about blood glucose monitoring. Presented at theUK Federation of Primary Care Research Networks Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2003.

 Selwood MP, Wade AN, Craven A, Farmer AJ: A survey of use of blood glucose self-monitoring among people with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes. Presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting, Clydeside, UK, 2004.

Wade AN, Farmer AJ, French DP: Association of beliefs about illness and medication with self-care activities in non -insulin treated type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 21(s2):53, 2004, presented at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, Birmingham, UK

 Alisha N. Wade, MBBS, DPhil, Peter Wung, MD, Jeneen Gifford, MD, Abigail Holley, MD, Thomas Finucane, MD: Midline Destructive Facial Lesion: Cocaine or Vasculitis? Presented at the American College of Physicians Associates Meeting (Maryland ), Baltimore MD, USA, 2007 

Wade AN, Baccon J, Grady MS, Judy KD, Snyder PJ: Clinically silent somatotroph adenomas are common. Oral presentation at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, June 2010

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media):

Wade AN, Reilly MP: Coronary calcification in chronic kidney disease: morphology, mechanisms and mortality. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4 (12): 1883-5, 2009

Wade A and Hoff  K: Thyroid and adrenal disorders In:  The Intensive Care Unit Manual, edited by P. Lanken, C.W. Hanson and S. Manaker, Philadelphia, Elsevier, in press, 2013