Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, ARNP/PNP-BC, CDCES, transitioned to a career in diabetes care, education, and research after her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002. She has committed her professional life to improving the lives of people with diabetes. She is currently in private practice, where she serves as a key opinion leader on national committees and working groups, is an advisor to companies and organizations, and trains people with diabetes to use automated insulin delivery systems. Albanese-O’Neill formerly served as director of diabetes education and clinic operations in Pediatrics at the University of Florida, where she maintained an active research portfolio and clinical practice. Albanese-O’Neill has been a passionate diabetes advocate since 2002, and in this capacity has appeared at congressional hearings, the White House, and in the Florida legislature. Prior to working diabetes care, she was the highest-ranking executive for Southwest Airlines in southern California, where she oversaw the company’s local marketing, public affairs, and community and media relations. Albanese-O’Neill was chosen as a 2018 “Person to Know in Diabetes” by Diabetes Forecast, and has received numerous academic and private sector awards. She plans to retire as soon as acure for type 1 diabetes is discovered, but not a moment earlier.