Dr Mark Barone, PhD is Vice-President at the International Diabetes Federation.

Dr Mark Barone (Brazil) is Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (2020-21). He has previously served on the Organising Committee of the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (2011-2015).

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, Dr Barone became actively involved as a youth volunteer for ADJ Diabetes Brasil, coordinating diabetes camps and monthly support groups for young adults with diabetes. He was subsequently invited to attend and collaborate with diabetes camps throughout the IDF South and Central America Region, including in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. This led him to become a member of the Organising Committee of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA).

Over the last 15 years, Dr Barone has initiated, coordinated and supervised partnership building initiatives, public health and leadership building programmes. In 2016, he started collaborating with the Public Health Institute (PHI) as Technical Director for Brazil. There, he developed sustainability and scalability plans for global public health programmes and oversaw initiatives funded by partner institutions, including HealthRise Brazil and HeartRescue Brazil. He also founded the Intersectoral Forum to Fight NCDs (ForumDCNTs) in Brazil, which aims to develop and implement cost-effective and sustainable solutions to tackle diabetes and other NCDs in the country.

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Terms on SAB

  • 1st term (2021-2022)