Anne E. Sumner, MD, a tenured Investigator at NIH, is Chief of the Section of Ethnicity and Health, Director of the NIH-Rwandan Health Program and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Global Health Equity. Her career is dedicated to the prevention of diabetes in people of African descent. Her goal is to improve screening for asymptomatic disease so that intervention can be implemented early enough to improve outcome.

Her research protocols are creating a data bridge between Africans living in America and Africans living in Africa so both groups contribute and benefit as earlier ways to prevent diabetes are identified. In addition, she has received many awards for mentoring scientists from underrepresented backgrounds and improving opportunities for people with disabilities.