Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, ARNP, CDE, is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. She transitioned from a career as a marketing executive at Southwest Airlines to one in diabetes research and clinical care in order to fulfill a promise to her daughter, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002. Anastasia conducts research on the role of technology in type 1 diabetes management, and her interests include mobile (mHealth) diabetes education and artificial pancreas technologies. She has co-authored manuscripts published in academic journals including Diabetes Care and The Diabetes Educator, and is a board certified diabetes educator and pediatric nurse practitioner.
She holds BSN, MSN and PhD degrees in nursing science from the University of Florida, and BA and MA degrees in political science from UCLA. Anastasia lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two children, and intends to retire the moment a cure for type 1 diabetes is discovered, but not a moment earlier.