selected publications

research overview

  • Dr. Casellini obtained her MD degree at the University of Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has specialized in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She joined Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine. She coordinates the Clinical Research Program at the Strelitz Diabetes Center - Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders, actively participating in the development, planning, management and conduction of a successful intra and extramurally funded program. She oversees multiple projects and has direct involvement in protocol development, study execution, analysis, and publication of results. Her main areas of expertise are on diabetes and its associated complications such as diabetic neuropathy, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The Strelitz Diabetes Center has focused on identifying mechanisms of nerve damage that can ultimately lead to early detection, and to new therapeutic approaches. Their research has led to the discovery of treatments that have the potential to halt or reverse the progression of diabetic neuropathy and which are currently being investigated in Phase II clinical trials. Diabetes is also a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Currently funded research at the Diabetes Center is also contributing to further understand the mechanisms underlying the association between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The Group has also developed and validated two clinical tools to evaluate the impact of diabetes and neuropathy on quality of life and fatigue. Dr. Casellini has been first or co-author of over 30 original research articles and book chapters, she is a member of the American Diabetes Association, and presents regularly at the national and international level in several scientific meetings including the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the NEURODIAB Study Group.


full name

  • Carolina M. Casellini


Recent publications and grants in Researchers@EVMS