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

 Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 352-265-7337
Fax: 352- 627-4415

Office: Room 2121, CMS Building
P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610




  • University of Florida                PhD                2014
  • University of Florida                MSN                2013
  • University of Florida                 BSN                2008
  • UCLA                                       MA                  1995
  • UCLA                                       BA                   1990

Professional Biography

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill is a clinical assistant professor and director of diabetes education and clinic operations in the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Her research on the role of technology in type 1 diabetes management and education is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Helmsley Trust, Children’s Miracle Network, and other private agencies. She is currently studying the use of mHealth (smartphone and tablet) technology to increase diabetes knowledge, reduce disease burden, and improve quality of life and glycemic outcomes for children and young adults with type 1 diabetes and their parent caregivers. She also serves as PI or Co-I on studies related to the safety and efficacy of continuous glucose monitors (CGM), glucose data algorithms, and artificial pancreas technologies. She is a nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator in pediatric diabetes clinic at UF Health, and is a certified insulin pump, CGM, and hybrid closed loop trainer. Her research has been published in journals including Diabetes Care, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Clinical Diabetes, The Diabetes Educator, and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Albanese-O’Neill has been an avid diabetes advocate since 2002, and in this capacity has spoken at congressional hearings and at the White House, co-authored guidelines related to diabetes management in the school setting, and currently serves as co-chair for the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School Working Group. Prior to transitioning to a career in diabetes care and research, she was the highest-ranking executive for Southwest Airlines in southern California, where she managed a multi-million dollar market segment and oversaw the company’s local marketing, public affairs, and community and media relations. She plans to retire as soon as a cure for type 1 diabetes is discovered, but not a moment earlier.


  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Diabetes technology

Recent Publications

  • Albanese-O’Neill, A, Beauchamp, G, Thomas, N, Westen, SC, Johnson, N, Schatz, D, Haller, MJ. Transition Education for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study of the Feasibility of a Group Telehealth Intervention. JMIR: Diabetes. In Press. doi: 10.2196/10909
  • Westen, SC, Warnick, JL, Albanese-O’Neill, A, Schatz, DA, Haller, MJ, Entessari, M, Janicke, DM. Objectively Measured Adherence in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections and Insulin Pump Therapy. J Pediatr Psycholol. [ePub ahead of print on Sep 18, 2018.] doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy064.
  • Albanese-O’Neill A, Wu M, Miller KM, Jacobsen L, Haller MJ, Schatz D. Poor adherence to ketone testing in patients with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2017;40(4):e38-e39. doi:10.2337/dc16-2620
  • Jackson, C, Albanese-O’Neill, A. Supporting the Student’s Graduated Independence in Diabetes Care. NASN Sch Nurse. 2016;31(4):202-4. doi: 10.1177/1942602X16651749.
  • Albanese-O’Neill, A, Schatz, DA, Bernhardt, JM, Elder, JH. Educational Needs and Technological Preferences of Fathers of Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2016;42(2):209-19. DOI: 10.1177/0145721716628649


Honors and Awards

2018                Diabetes Forecast People to Know 2018                     Diabetes Forecast

2016                60 Gator Nurse Greats                                                 UF College of Nursing

2015                Innovation in Media & Technology Award                    AADE

2014                Finalist, AAW Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship           UF Association of and Emerging Scholar Award

2012-2014       AACN Jonas Nurse Scholar Award                             Jonas Foundation