Meet a researcher: Ana Diallo, Ph.D.

April 3, 2024

Author: Caitlin Hanbury

Leading up to the school's April 11 nursing research showcase, meet some of the groundbreaking and innovative nurse scientists behind the work. Ana Diallo, Ph.D., shares about her background, her interest in the relationship between diet and cardiovascular health and the merits of the Prescription Produce Program.

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Ana F. Diallo, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

Ahead of the school's Research Weeks showcase event on April 11, UNlocking New Collaborations, learn more about the pioneering and inventive nurse scientists driving advancements in health care.

Meet Ana Diallo, Ph.D., a nurse researcher and public health expert whose work focuses on the impact of nutrition on cardiovascular disease risk factors and community-based strategies to reduce nutrition insecurity and its burden on health. An assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, she is also a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Scholar investigating the interaction between lifestyle factors and genetic risk on cardiovascular disease risk factors like dyslipidemia. Before joining VCU in 2018, Diallo held a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about what sparked her interest in cardiovascular health, the transformative potential of initiatives like the Prescription Produce Program, and the dynamics of her research.