Mary Ann Abiado, PhD, MSN, RN, works as the Data Management and Evaluation Specialist and as a community health nurse at OhioHealth, a regional health system in central Ohio. In this role, she facilitates support groups for people with diabetes. Abiado has been a PCORI Ambassador since 2016 and has served as a reviewer for the Patient Outcomes Research-Translation Center since 2017. As PCORI transitions from evidence to impact, she seeks to be more involved in conducting large-scale replication studies and contributing her skills in logistics and community engagement. Abiado obtained a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Health Systems Management from The Ohio State University, Columbus. Through a scholarship from the British Council, Abiado obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom.

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