Ann Albright, PhD, RD, has served as director of the Division of Diabetes Translation since January 2007. As director, Dr. Albright leads a team of professionals who strive to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes. Dr. Albright received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology from Ohio State University. She completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in nutrition at the University of California, Davis and a clinical internship in nutrition at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Before joining CDC, Dr. Albright served as Chief of the California Diabetes Program for the California Department of Health Services and held an academic appointment in the Institute for Health and Aging at UCSF, a position she held since 1995. From 2003-2004, 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 lectures and is published in several areas, including exercise, nutrition, and public health practice in diabetes prevention and control. Dr. Albright has served as the American Diabetes Association President for Health Care and Education and has held other leadership roles with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine.