Dr. Schmittdiel is a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in Biostatistics and a Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Schmittdiel’s career focuses on stakeholder engagement and translational research in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on improving medication adherence and cardiovascular disease risk factor control in diabetes patients. She has been principal or co-investigator on more than 20 delivery science and health policy research studies, and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Schmittdiel serves as the Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research, and is the Associate Director of the Kaiser Permanente Delivery Science Fellowship Program.