Our Advisors

Meet the people who help us make our program better, keep up on the latest science, and ensure that we're dreaming big.

Anne Peters, MD

Dr. Anne L. Peters is a nationally and internationally respected diabetologist and one of bestdoctors.com's "Best Doctors in America." She is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs, and has been published in leading medical journals including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Diabetes Care.

Chip Heath

Chip Heath is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research has appeared in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Cognitive Psychology, and Psychological Science, among others, and his books Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, have both made the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

Ms. Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, is a diabetes educator and co-director of the Diabetes Research and training center at the University of Michigan Medical Center. As the former chair of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), Ms. Funnell has an extensive background in diabetes education. She has authored over 100 publications including The Art of Empowerment: Stories and Strategies for Diabetes Educators; 101 Tips for Diabetes Education; and 101 Tips for Behavior Change, all published by the American Diabetes Association.

Linda Delahanty, MS, RD, LDN

Ms. Delahanty is currently an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Dietitian at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research at the MGH Diabetes Research Center. Ms Delahanty has been a co-investigator for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Look AHEAD (Action for HEAlth in Diabetes) and the TODAY (Treatment Options for Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) study.

Christopher D. Gardner, PhD

Christopher D. Gardner, PhD, is the Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, including a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease epidemiology at Stanford. He focuses on the effects of food components and patterns on chronic disease risk factors, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

Dennis Boyle

Dennis Boyle, an IDEO Partner, manages key client relationships. Over time, these clients have included Apple, Dell, HP, Handspring, Palm Computing, and Procter & Gamble.He also has an interest in discovering ways of inspiring innovation and has helped to create the Tech Museum student design competition, The IDEO Tech Box, IDEO U, and the Green Room collection of sustainable products and stories for IDEO.