M. Kaye_Kramer

M. Kaye Kramer DrPH, MPH, BSN | Speaker

Vice President, Diabetes Prevention, American Diabetes Association

Dr. Kramer is the Vice President, Diabetes Prevention at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Previously as the Director of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) at the University, Dr. Kramer’s work focused on diabetes prevention translational research with the primary goal of preventing diabetes and improving cardiovascular health and providing education, training, and program support services to health providers in delivery of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) curriculum. Dr. Kramer and her DPSC colleagues assisted in the development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National DPP and the national recognition program that established standards for diabetes prevention programs across the country. Prior to coming to the ADA, Dr. Kramer held the position of Chief Science Officer for PeopleOne Health, where she led SparkPro Training, a division that focused on providing diabetes prevention education and training for coaches in delivery of the DPP and is one of only 12 CDC-recognized provider organizations across the US. Dr. Kramer has presented at multiple national and international meetings and conferences and has multiple publications in the field of diabetes prevention, lifestyle intervention, and community intervention translation. At the ADA, Dr. Kramer leads the implementation of a large CDC-funded grant designed to broadly scale and sustain national efforts to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes for adults in the US.