Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ann Albright, PhD, RD, is the Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she leads an expert team that strives to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice. Prior to commencing her post at the CDC, Dr. Albright served as Chief of the California Diabetes Program for the California Department of Health Services. During this time, she also held an academic appointment at the Institute for Health and Aging at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Albright served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor in the Office of the United States Surgeon General and led the Secretary of Health’s Diabetes Detection Initiative. Dr. Albright is well known for her work in diabetes, including the implementation of evidence-based diabetes care guidelines, work on models of care in community clinics, application of diabetes prevention, and development of campaigns to increase the understanding of diabetes and importance of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control.