Jordan Pinsker, MD (Ret)

Jordan E Pinsker, MD (Ret), Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Name: Jordan E Pinsker, MD (Ret), Lieutenant Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Senior Research Physician
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Research Interests:
Automated Insulin Delivery
Clinical Decision Support Systems for Diabetes


Undergraduate and Medical School 7-Year BS/MD Program:
- Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1994 – 1998
- Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1997 – 2001
Internship: Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 2001 – 2002
Residency: Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 2002 – 2004
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, National Capital Consortium, Washington, DC, 2004 – 2007


As the Senior Research Physician, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, I am the Clinical Trials Director of Artificial Pancreas Studies at our center in Santa Barbara, California. These include NIH, JDRF and industry funded trials, including collaborative studies with numerous partner sites around the world. Our research trials focus on automated exercise detection and treatment in people with diabetes, improving the quality of continuous glucose monitoring devices, testing of algorithms used in the Artificial Pancreas, automated clinical decision support for diabetes, and using all of these technologies to advance the state of closed-loop insulin delivery. I provide clinical input into the design and implementation of Artificial Pancreas devices to improve efficacy and safety, and run all trials related to such devices at our center.

As I am board certified in Clinical Informatics, Pediatric Endocrinology and General Pediatrics, I aim to use my skills in technology and medicine to promote cross-disciplinary scientific advancement in developing advanced technological care for persons with diabetes.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Ongoing Research Support and Recent Military Awards:
  • Insulet #G190270. 11/25/2019 – Present. Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of the Omnipod Horizon™ Automated Glucose Control System in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Medtronic #CEP304. 01/24/2019 – Present. Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Trial in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Using Hybrid Closed Loop System and Control (CSII, MDI and SAP) at Home. Role: Site PI
  • NIH R01 #DK120358. 09/30/2018 - 07/31/2021. Automated Glucose Regulation to improve Diabetes Control and Outcomes for Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes and Fetus. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Helmsley Charitable Trust #2018PG-TID061. 04/01/2018 - 03/31/2021. Development of Microneedle-based Sensor to Enhance Automated Insulin Delivery. Role: Co-Investigator
  • JDRF #2-SRA-2017-503-M-B. 08/01/2017 - 07/31/2020. Harnessing Non-Glucose Feedback Signals for Automatic Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes: Confronting Exercise-Safety and Stress-Aware Control. Role: Co-PI
  • NIH UC4 #DK108483. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2020. Clinical Acceptance of the Artificial Pancreas: The International Diabetes Closed Loop Trial. Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2019: AMEDD Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR)
  • 2018: Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)
  • 2017: The Surgeon General's Physician Recognition Award for Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel


  • 1. Pinsker JE, Muller L, Constantin A, Leas S, Manning M, McElwee Malloy M, Singh H, Habif S. Real-World Patient Reported Outcomes and Glycemic Improvements with Initiation of Control-IQ Technology. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020; PMID: 32846114
  • 2. Pinsker JE, Deshpande S, McCrady-Spitzer S, Church M, Kaur R, Perez J, Desjardins D, Piper M, Reid C, Doyle III FJ, Kudva YC, Dassau E. Use of the Interoperable Artificial Pancreas System (iAPS) for Type 1 Diabetes Management During Psychological Stress. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020; PMID: 32783473
  • 3. Pinsker JE, Leas S, Muller L, Habif S. Real World Improvements in Hypoglycemia in an Insulin-Dependent Cohort with Diabetes Mellitus Pre/Post Tandem Basal-IQ Technology Remote Software Update. Endocr Pract. 2020; 26(7):714-721. PMID: 32160040
  • 4. Brown SA, Beck RW, Raghinaru D, Buckingham BA, Laffel LM, Wadwa RP, Kudva YC, Levy CJ, Pinsker JE, Dassau E, Doyle III FJ, Ambler-Osborn L, Anderson SM, Church MM, Ekhlaspour L, Forlenza GP, Levister C, Simha V, Breton MD, Kollman C, Lum JW, Kovatchev BP; iDCL Trial Research Group. Glycemic Outcomes of Use of CLC Versus PLGS in Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Diabetes Care. 2020; 43(8):1822-1828. PMID: 32471910
  • 5. Deshpande S, Pinsker JE, Church M, Piper M, Andre C, Massa J, Doyle III FJ, Eisenberg DM, Dassau E. Randomized Crossover Comparison of Automated Insulin Delivery vs. Conventional Therapy using an Unlocked Smartphone with Scheduled Pasta and Rice Meal Challenges in the Outpatient Setting. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020; PMID: 32319791
  • 6. Nimri R, Piper M, Pinsker JE, Dassau E. Decision Support Systems and Closed Loop. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020; 22(S1):S47-S62. PMID: 32069159
  • 7. Kovatchev B, Anderson SM, Raghinaru D, Kudva YC, Laffel LM, Levy CJ, Pinsker JE, Wadwa RP, Buckingham BA, Doyle III FJ, Brown SA, Church M, Dadlani V, Dassau E, Ekhlaspour L, Forlenza GP, Isganaitis E, Lam DW, Beck RW, for the iDCL Study Group. Randomized Controlled Trial of Mobile Closed-Loop Control. Diabetes Care. 2020; 43(3):607-615. PMID: 31937608
  • 8. Brown SA, Kovatchev BP, Raghinaru D, Lum JW, Buckingham BA, Kudva YC, Laffel LM, Levy CJ, Pinsker JE, Wadwa RP, Dassau E, Doyle III FJ, Anderson SM, Church MM, Dadlani V, Ekhlaspour L, Forlenza GP, Isganaitis E, Lam DW, Kollman C, Beck RW; iDCL Trial Research Group. Six-Month Randomized, Multicenter Trial of Closed-Loop Control in Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2019; 381(18):1707-1717. PMID: 31618560
  • 9. Zavitsanou S, Massa J, Deshpande S, Pinsker JE, Church M, Andre C, Doyle III FJ, Michelson A, Creason J, Dassau E, Eisenberg DM. The effect of two types of pasta versus white rice on postprandial blood glucose levels in adults with type 1 diabetes: A randomized cross-over trial. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019; 21(9):485-492. PMID: 31225739 PMCID: PMC6708265
  • 10. Deshpande S, Pinsker JE, Zavitsanou S, Shi D, Tompot R, Church M, Andre C, Doyle III FJ, Dassau E. Design and Clinical Evaluation of the Interoperable Artificial Pancreas System Smartphone App (iAPS): Interoperable Components with Modular Design for Progressive Artificial Pancreas Research and Development. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019; 21(1):35-43. PMID: 30547670 PMCID: PMC6350072