Martha Funnell

University of Michigan, USA


M. M. Funnell is currently a Research Investigator at the Department of Medical Education, Behavioral, Clinical and Health Services Research Core and a Codirector of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, University of Michigan Medical School. She is also a Coinvestigator of multiple NIH studies evaluating behavioral and educational approaches to diabetes self-management, particularly among African Americans. She has twenty-six-year experience as a Diabetes Educator with more than 150 publications and 200 presentations. Moreover, she has served as an author of 40 publications related to patient empowerment; as an Editor for AADE's Core Curriculum in Diabetes Education, third edition; and a Coauthor of The Art of Empowerment: Stories and Strategies for Diabetes Educators, 101 Tips for Diabetes Educators, 101 Tips for Behavior Change, The Little Diabetes Book YOU Need to Read”, and 1000 Years of Diabetes Wisdom. She was the recipient of AADE’s Distinguished Service Award (1998), the ADA Outstanding Educator in Diabetes (1999), and the Award for Excellence in Diabetes Education (2007). She served as the President of Health Care and Education, ADA (2003-2004) and the Chair of the ADA/AADE Task Force for the National Standards for DSME (2007). She is currently the Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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