Mark Atkinson, PhD

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., is a medical researcher best known for his contributions to research seeking to predict, prevent, and cure type 1 diabetes. He is the author of over 350 publications and is one of the world’s most cited diabetes researchers.  Dr. Atkinson currently conducts research at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he is Director for the Diabetes Institute at UF Health. He also is the Executive Director of the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD).  Dr. Atkinson has also been widely cited for his humanitarian contributions, particularly his efforts to improve diabetes care, management, and access to medications and supplies in developing nations.