Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally-renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 85 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; two prevalent and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world.
Baker IDI 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.
The Institute’s main laboratory facilities are located on the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria. Baker IDI also has a research facility in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory dedicated to Indigenous health, as well as a preventative health research hub in South Australia and a growing research presence in Singapore. In keeping with a global research agenda, the Institute maintains international partnerships and collaborations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, South Africa and the Pacific.