Dr. Hunt, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and a core investigator with the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) funded Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations. Her research expertise is in the area of diabetes and cardiovascular disease epidemiology with a focus on health disparities. Dr. Hunt has worked on the a number of large epidemiologic cohort studies including the San Antonio Heart Study (SAHS), the Atherosclerosis Risk in Community (ARIC) study and the European Prospective Investigation into nutrition and Cancer (EPIC) study. Currently her work involves use of large databases including databases derived from the VA electronic medical records and live births in the state of South Carolina. Additionally, she has interest in genetic epidemiology, gene-environment interaction, the transmission of disease across generations and biomarker prediction as they pertain to the development of diabetes and the etiologic relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular risk.