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

AnastasiaAOAssistant Professor

University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 3210

Telephone: 352-273-6402
Fax: 352-273-6356


Dr. Albanese-O’Neill teaches courses at the graduate level in the College of Nursing.


Dr. Albanese-O’Neill conducts research on the role of technology in type 1 diabetes management, and her interests include mHealth interventions, artificial pancreas technologies, psychosocial interventions in type 1 diabetes, and mixed methods research. Albanese-O’Neill is currently investigating the use of mHealth (smartphone and tablet) technology to increase diabetes knowledge, reduce disease burden, and improve quality of life outcomes for youth with type 1 diabetes and their parent caregivers. She holds a concurrent appointment in the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and collaborates with investigators there on a number of projects, including studies in the etiopathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, natural history studies, and other clinical trials.


Dr. Albanese-O’Neill is an active diabetes advocate, and currently serves on multiple national boards and committees related to her research and clinical practice in type 1 diabetes. Her current commitments include service on the American Diabetes Association’s National Advocacy Committee, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, and Safe at School Working Group. She is also a member of the JDRF National Speakers Bureau and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes. Dr. Albanese-O’Neill’s advocacy efforts on behalf of people with diabetes have included participation in Congressional briefings and press conferences at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Dr. Albanese-O’Neill is also actively involved in statewide and local nursing organizations, including the Florida Action Coalition Steering Committee and the Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Albanese-O’Neill is an expert in the management of pediatric type 1 diabetes. She is a nationally board certified diabetes educator through NCDBE and a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner through PNCB. She also holds certifications as an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) trainer.  Dr. Albanese-O’Neill has an extensive background in marketing in the private and public sectors, with expertise in public relations, website development, social media, and public affairs. Dr. Albanese-O’Neill recently received a three-year grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to support work in social and digital media to increase communication reach for the Florida Action Coalition.


Dr. Albanese-O’Neill holds BSN, MSN and PhD degrees in nursing science from the University of Florida, and BA and MA degrees in political science from UCLA.

Selected Publications

  • Siminerio, L.M., Albanese-O’Neill, A., Chiang, J.L., Hathaway, K., Jackson, C.C., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Wright, J.L., Yatvin, A.L., & Deeb, L.C. (2014). Care of young children with diabetes in the child care setting. Diabetes Care, 37(10), 2834-2842. DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1676
  • McCage, S., Albanese-O’Neill, A., & Everette, T.D. (2013). The Special Diabetes Program: Past success, future promise. Clinical Diabetes, 31, 142-144.
  • Gan, M.J., Albanese-O’Neill, A., & Haller, M.J. (2012). Type 1 Diabetes: Current Concepts in Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Research. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 42(10), 269-91. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2012.07.002.
  • Campbell-Thompson, M., Wasserfall, C., Kaddis, J., Albanese-O’Neill, A. Staeva, T., Nierras, C., Moraski, J., Rowe, P. Gianani, R., Eisenbarth, G., Crawford, J., Schatz, D., Pugliese, A., & Atkinson, M.A. (2012). Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD): Developing a Tissue Biobank for Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 28(7), 608-17. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.2316.