Ann Albright, PhD, RD, has an academic appointment in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco, where she serves as chief of the California Diabetes Program for the California Department of Health Services. She has recently returned from a leave of absence from her position in the California Diabetes Program during which she served as the senior health policy fellow in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.FIG1 

Dr. Albright received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology from Ohio State University in Columbus. She completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, and a clinical internship in nutrition at the University of California, San Francisco.

She has conducted research investigations in body composition, diabetic nephropathy and exercise, the role of tissue glycosylation in diabetes complications, glucose transporter mRNA in adipose tissue and muscle, and the feasibility of enhanced care in a population of Medicaid recipients with type 2 diabetes. She is a frequent lecturer on diabetes and has published in several areas related to diabetes. She is an associate editor of Diabetes Spectrum.