Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill, PhD, ARNP, CDE

University of Florida

Anastasia Albanese-O'NeillAnastasia Albanese-O'Neill serves as Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Nursing, Department of Family, Community and Health System Science. She has previously served as a consultant at the University of Florida Diabetes Center and as a diabetes nurse educator in UF pediatric diabetes clinics.

Dr. Albanese-O’Neill holds a PhD in nursing and a nursing degree from the University of Florida, in addition to graduate and undergraduate degrees from UCLA in political science and international relations. Her doctoral studies in nursing focused on the use of technology in diabetes education, care and management. Before returning to graduate school full time, she served as the director of digital communications at the UF Diabetes Center and the director of a type 1 diabetes basic science research project, the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD), funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Prior to becoming involved in the diabetes space after her daughter's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, she served as the highest-ranking executive for Southwest Airlines in southern California.

Dr. Albanese-O’Neill currently serves on the Board of Directors at several non-profit organizations including the Florida Diabetes Camp and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, North Florida Chapter, and is serving a two-year term on the American Diabetes Association's National Advocacy Committee. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association's Safe at School Work Group. Her research focuses on developing mobile educational interventions that can be delivered outside of the clinical setting and will improve the quality of life of children with diabetes and the family members who care for them.