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:
  • UVA #GI15309. 06/04/2019 - 02/18/2021. The International Diabetes Closed Loop (iDCL) trial: Clinical Acceptance of the Artificial Pancreas - A Pivotal Study of t:slim X2 with Control-IQ Technology Extension (DCLP3X). Role: Co-Investigator
  • 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 - 12/31/2019. Clinical Acceptance of the Artificial Pancreas: The International Diabetes Closed Loop Trial. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Recent Military Awards:
  • 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. 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
  • 2. Nimri R, Ochs AR, Pinsker JE, Phillip M, Dassau E. Decision Support Systems and Closed Loop. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019; 21(S1):S42-S56. PMID: 30785322
  • 3. Anderson SM, Dassau E, Raghinaru D, Lum J, Brown SA, Pinsker JE, Church MM, Levy C, Lam D, Kudva YC, Buckingham B, Forlenza GP, Wadwa RP, Laffel L, Doyle FJ, DeVries JH, Renard E, Cobelli C, Boscari F, Del Favero S, Kovatchev BP. The International Diabetes Closed-Loop (iDCL) Study: Testing Artificial Pancreas Component Interoperability. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019; 21(2):73-80. PMID: 30649925 PMCID: PMC6354594
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Dadlani V, Pinsker JE, Dassau E, Kudva YC. Advances in Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2018; 18(10):88. PMID: 30159816
  • 6. Forlenza GP, Li Z, Buckingham BA, Pinsker JE, Cengiz E, Wadwa RP, Ekhlaspour L, Church M, Weinzimer SA, Jost E, Marcal T, Andre C, Carria L, Swanson V, Lum JW, Kollman C, Woodall W, Beck RW. Predictive Low Glucose Suspend Reduces Hypoglycemia in Adults, Adolescents, and Children with Type 1 Diabetes in an At-Home Randomized Crossover Study: Results of the PROLOG Trial. Diabetes Care. 2018; 41(10):2155-2161. PMID: 30089663
  • 7. Pinsker JE, Laguna Sanz AJ, Lee JB, Church M, Andre C, Lindsey LE, Doyle III FJ, Dassau E. Evaluation of an Artificial Pancreas with Enhanced Model Predictive Control (eMPC) and a Glucose Prediction Trust Index with Unannounced Exercise. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018; 20(7):455-464. PMID: 29958023 PMCID: PMC6049959
  • 8. Buckingham BA, Forlenza GP, Pinsker JE, Christiansen MP, Wadwa RP, Schneider J, Peyser TA, Dassau E, Lee JB, O'Connor J, Layne JE, Ly TT. Safety and Feasibility of the Omnipod Hybrid Closed-Loop System in Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Using a Personalized Model Predictive Control Algorithm. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018; 20(4):257-262. PMID: 29431513 PMCID: PMC5910038
  • 9. Howsmon DP, Baysal N, Buckingham BA, Forlenza GP, Ly TT, Maahs DM, Marcal T, Towers L, Mauritzen E, Deshpande S, Huyett LM, Pinsker JE, Gondhalekar R, Doyle III FJ, Dassau E, Hahn J, Bequette BW. Real-time Detection of Infusion Site Failures in a Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018; 12(3):599-607. PMID: 29390915 PMCID: PMC6154252
  • 10. Ozaslan B, Patek SD, Grabman JH, Shepard JA, Dassau E, Breton MD, Kudva YC, Brown SA, Basu A, Pinsker JE, Doyle III FJ, Gonder-Frederick L. Body Mass Index Effect on Differing Responses to Psychological Stress in Blood Glucose Dynamics in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018; 12(3):657-654. PMID: 29415563 PMCID: PMC6154247