Michelle Papali'i PhD, MS | Speaker

Senior Science & Strategy Lead, Program Implementation Branch, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Michelle Papali‘i, PhD, MS, is the Senior Science & Strategy Lead in the Program Implementation Branch in the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Papali‘i has over 12 years of experience leading chronic disease prevention programs and research studies at the local, state, and national levels. She specializes in research, evaluation, and program activities with Indigenous and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, as well as other racial and ethnic minority groups. As Senior Science & Strategy Lead, Dr. Papali‘i provides strategic direction on priorities to help scale diabetes prevention efforts and advance health equity, including the application of scientific and health equity principles in program structure and delivery, expansion of public payer coverage, and approaches to strengthen the capacity of the diabetes prevention workforce.