Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 93 years. The Institute’s work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Institute’s mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders. These are prevalent and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world.

With Australia facing an ageing population and rapidly growing rates of chronic disease, our work has never been more important to Australian communities, as well as the global communities in which it operates.

The Institute is well positioned to address these challenges. The Institute’s highly diverse team includes cardiologists, diabetes physicians, bench-top scientists, epidemiologists, dietitians, psychologists, nurse educators, renal specialists and physical activity experts. Together, they are working to translate laboratory findings into new approaches to prevention, treatment and care.