William H. Herman is the Stefan S. Fajans/GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, and Director, Center for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTR), and Chief of the Prevention and Control Division, Michigan Diabetes Research & Training Center (MDRTC). He completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 1975, and received his medical degree from Boston University in 1979. He gained a Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Michigan in 1993. Professor Herman's interests include clinical diabetes and diabetes epidemiology, especially in the areas of surveillance, screening, treatment, and cost-effective analysis. He has authored more the 230 original research papers, reviews and textbook chapters and is a member of the research groups for the Diabetes Control Complications Trial (DCCT), Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC), Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS), and Translating Research In Action for Diabetes (TRIAD). Professor Herman received the American Diabetes Association's Kelly West Award for outstanding achievement in diabetes epidemiology in 2006.