Diane Hannemann, PhD

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The Institute for Integrative Health
Director of Academic Programs



Diane Hannemann, PhD, is Director of Academic Programs managing the Institute’s Scholars, Fellows, and Forum programs.  She joined the Institute from the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Policy, where she provided analysis on emerging biomedical research issues to inform NIH leadership policy decisions and developed communications for Congress and the public.

Dr. Hannemann brings over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors communicating health science advancements and building collaborative partnerships and programs to improve health in the U.S and the Asia-Pacific.  As a biochemist-biophysicist, she has a passion for understanding how the body communicates at the molecular level and how these systems can be supported to optimize health and healing.  In 1996, these questions inspired her to leave a marketing communications career to return to college and earn a BA in Chemistry from Purdue University and a MPhil and PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

Her commitment to translating science to the public and policymakers brought Dr. Hannemann to Washington DC in 2006 through the award of the prestigious AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. At the US Department of State, she served as a regional science advisor and led multiple US delegations to create science and health programs in the Asia Pacific, including the establishment of a public-private partnership with China, Australia, and the World Bank to improve food safety training in the region.