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Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Council

ACPM's Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Council assists and advises ACPM on implementation of a one-year CDC grant. They also review Federal proposed rules related to the National Diabetes Prevention Program and provide recommendations for formal, written comments in response to the rules.

Current Members

Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM
Community Health Cooperative


Angela Dunn, MD, MPH
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Utah Department of Health


Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH
Physician, CEO
Lifestyle Medicine Solutions


Michele R. Etling, MD, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Program Director Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Meharry Medical College


Liz Joy, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Community Health & Clinical Nutrition
Intermountain Healthcare


Shaylona Kirk
Health Promotion Physician
US Air Force


Nuria Lopez-Pajares MD MPH
Attending Physician
Temple Physicians Inc.


Heather Tindall Readhead, MD MPH
Family Medicine - Primary Care
Preventive Medicine & Public Health
Providence Medical Group/Providence Health & Services


Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical Director, HealthPlus
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Camilla Romero, MD, MPH
Staff Physician
San Diego Family Care at Linda Vista Health Care Center


Michael Shusko, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Director of Public Health
U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa Japan


News / Announcements

Now Recruiting ACPM members for Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Council
October 12, 2016

ACPM has received a grant from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public/private organizations working collectively to establish, spread, and sustain an evidence-based lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes. The goal of our partnership with CDC is to increase physicians’/health care professionals’ awareness of prediabetes as a serious health condition and to increase the number of physicians/health care professionals taking action to screen, test, and refer patients with prediabetes to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs.

ACPM is looking for five to eight preventive medicine physicians that have expertise in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, to serve on an advisory council for at least one year. The Advisory Council will help implement the one year grant as well as assist ACPM in responding to HHS notice of proposed rulemaking on Medicare coverage of the DPP. CMS recently proposed a rule to expand Medicare coverage for the diabetes prevention program.  ACPM has issued a press release in support of CMS’s decision.  In September 2016, ACPM submitted a detailed response to the proposed rule for optimal implementation of the program. Sometime early next year, CMS is expected to release another proposed rule to solicit additional comments and feedback on Medicare coverage of DPP. This a voluntary position with no compensation.

Objectives: 1. The Advisory Council will assist and advice ACPM on implementation the one year CDC grant. 2. This Advisory Council will also review future Federal proposed rules and provide recommendations to respond and assist ACPM in writing a formal comment for ACPM to submit in response to the rule.

Time Commitment: It is anticipated that Advisory Council will meet monthly via conference call for one hour as well as maintain regular email correspondence. 

To Apply: Submit your CV and Statement of interest on the ACPM website no later October 28, 2016. When completing the form, be sure to select "Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Council" under Internal Opportunities. Please describe any current work or experience regarding the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Only current ACPM members are eligible to apply.


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