Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation
4770 Buford Highway NE
Dr. Michelle Owens-Gary is a Behavioral Scientist in the Program Development Branch of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At CDC, Dr. Owens-Gary serves as the Team Leader of the National Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women’s Health, which has developed a national public health action plan on diabetes and women’s health. Dr. Owens-Gary is a licensed clinical psychologist, who earned her Ph.D. degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Owens-Gary also is a staff member of the National Diabetes Education Program in the Division of Diabetes Translation, where she assists with the development of tools related to gestational diabetes, mental health, community health workers and diabetes, and family health issues.
Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Owens-Gary was an Assistant Professor and the Director of Women's Studies at the University of Baltimore. She has extensive experience with providing consultation to various community health organizations, conducting research, and serving on multidisciplinary teams involved with women's health issues. In addition, she brings a wealth of knowledge about developing curricula and facilitating training seminars.