Rocio Pereira, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1989)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2000)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2005)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Research Award, NIH, NIDDK (2009)
    Network for Minority Research Investigators

Publications

  • Pereira RI, Cervantes L. Reducing the Burden of CKD among Latinx: A Community-Based Approach. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33441466
  • Siega-Riz AM, Pace ND, Butera NM, Van Horn L, Daviglus ML, Harnack L, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Rock CL, Pereira RI, Sotres-Alvarez D. How Well Do U.S. Hispanics Adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Health Equity. 2019;3(1):319-327. PubMed PMID: 31338484
  • Alman AC, Smith SR, Eckel RH, Hokanson JE, Burkhardt BR, Sudini PR, Wu Y, Schauer IE, Pereira RI, Snell-Bergeon JK. The ratio of pericardial to subcutaneous adipose tissues is associated with insulin resistance. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jul;25(7):1284-1291. PubMed PMID: 28558132
  • Park YM, Pereira RI, Erickson CB, Swibas TA, Cox-York KA, Van Pelt RE. Estradiol-mediated improvements in adipose tissue insulin sensitivity are related to the balance of adipose tissue estrogen receptor a and ß in postmenopausal women. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0176446. PubMed PMID: 28472101
  • Krantz MJ, Havranek EP, Pereira RI, Beaty B, Mehler PS, Long CS. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on arterial stiffness in patients with hypertension: a randomized pilot study. J Negat Results Biomed. 2015 Dec 2;14:21. PubMed PMID: 26631058
  • Pereira RI, Low Wang CC, Wolfe P, Havranek EP, Long CS, Bessesen DH. Associations of Adiponectin with Adiposity, Insulin Sensitivity, and Diet in Young, Healthy, Mexican Americans and Non-Latino White Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 22;13(1). PubMed PMID: 26703682
  • Pereira RI, Casey BA, Swibas TA, Erickson CB, Wolfe P, Van Pelt RE. Timing of Estradiol Treatment After Menopause May Determine Benefit or Harm to Insulin Action. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Dec;100(12):4456-62. PubMed PMID: 26425886
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Professional Memberships

  • Endocrine Society, Member
  • American Diabetes Association, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1989)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2005)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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