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Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA is a researcher and executive at the University of South Florida focused on diabetes. She received her Doctoral degree in Public Health at the University of South Florida and her Masters degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Regent University. Dr. Johnson has worked in diabetes for twenty years as an advocate, educator, researcher and public speaker. Presently, Dr. Johnson is the Executive Director of Bringing Science Home, the Chair of the Board of the Diabetes Empowerment Foundation, an International Board Member with JDRF, a Board member of DECA, and an multi-term Appointee to the Florida Governors Diabetes Advisory Council. Dr. Johnson has lived with Type 1 diabetes since 1993 and in 1998 was named Miss America.
Stephanie T. Melton, PhD, MPH, MA
University South Florida
Stephanie T. Melton, PhD, MA, MPH is a researcher and program evaluator at the University of South Florida. She received Masters degrees in Public Health and Applied Anthropology and doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the psycho-social factors that influence health and nutritional behaviors among children, youth and adults, as well as the application of qualitative methodology and social marketing to health promotion. Through her position as assistant director with Bringing Science Home she conducts research on the impact of diabetes and prediabetes on families and communities.
Ashley Wingert, MPH is a researcher and community advocate for young adults with diabetes. She received her Masters degree in Public Health at the University of South Florida and currently works for Bringing Science Home, an organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live optimistic and empowered lives. Through her work at Bringing Science Home, Ashley has conducted a variety of research, both quantitative and qualitative, with young adults living with diabetes to explore the needs and perspectives of this vulnerable population.
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