Cristina Rabadán-Diehl works as the Deputy Director of the Office of Global Health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US and as the Director of the NHLBI Global Health Initiative Program. In addition to global health activities, her areas of scientific expertise include diabetes complications, hypertension, neuroendocrinology, and developmental origins of adult disease. She received a degree in pharmacy from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain), the Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami (US), and an M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (US). She has been working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1993. She serves as an External Advisor to the CIHR Canadian Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes Initiative, as an Editorial Board Member for several scientific peer-reviewed journals, and as a Member of national and international professional associations including AHA, ADA, Global Health Council, and the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. As a native Spanish speaker, she is active in Hispanic cardiovascular disease and prevention outreach activities in the US. She serves also as a Spokesperson for "The Heart Truth", a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease and "We Can", a national childhood obesity prevention program.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011