Nicole Johnson, MA, MPH - Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, is an international diabetes advocate. She travels extensively promoting awareness, prevention, and intensive management of the condition she has shared for fifteen years.
Nicole works as a corporate and government affairs consultant for patient groups and diabetes companies, including Animas Corporation, Eli Lilly, Wellness Wireless and Amylin Pharmaceuticals.
Nicole also operates the Nicole Johnson Foundation to help address gaps in diabetes education.
Nicole is the Telly award-winning host of the weekly CNBC diabetes talk show, dLifeTV, and writes monthly columns and articles for various diabetes print and web publications.
She has written four books including her autobiography, Living with Diabetes.
Nicole serves on numerous advisory boards including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Public Representatives, the Florida Governor's Diabetes Advisory Council and the Tampa Bay chapters of the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is also a past national board member for the American Diabetes Association.
Over the last ten years, Nicole has helped raise over $20 million for diabetes research and programs.
In 2008, Nicole received the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, as well as being named a Legacy Laureate for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Nicole holds Master's degrees in Journalism and Public Health.