Margaret Powers, PhD, RD, CDE
President, Health Care & Education
Margaret (Maggie) Powers is President, Health Care & Education, of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Dr. Powers conducts research and has a clinical practice as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis. Her research focuses on improving diabetes outcomes including factors that affect the clinical, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetes.
Powers has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 25 years including serving as a founding editor of Diabetes Spectrum. She is the lead author of the 2015 Joint Position Statement on Diabetes Self-management Education and Support published by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and has published research, authored numerous articles and chapters, published five books and is an international presenter.
Powers holds a doctorate in education with a focus on performance improvement from Capella University. She received her Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.