Ann L. Albright, PhD, RDN

Ann L. Albright, PhD, RDN

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Ann L. Albright, PhD, RDN, is director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga. As a national leader in diabetes, Dr. Albright’s roles have included leading the development and implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), serving as the CDC’s lead media spokesperson and designee for congressional briefings on diabetes, coordinating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on establishing and implementing Medicare coverage for the National DPP lifestyle intervention, and serving as past President of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Dr. Albright has presented more than 100 invited lectures and written more than 85 peer-reviewed publications in the field of diabetes. She has received numerous awards, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture Award, the AND Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group Diabetes Educator of the Year Award, and the CDC’s Jeffrey P. Koplan Award in 2017; the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015; the ADA Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award in 2013; the AND Medallion Award in 2012; and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medallion Award in 2004.

Diabetes Spectrum associate editor Laura B. Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, coordinated this From Research to Practice section.

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