Ms. Novak is a board-certified nurse practitioner in both Adult Health and Advanced Diabetes Management and has over 20 years of experience in diabetes mellitus. She is currently the Director of the Riverside Diabetes Center, Riverside Medical Associates located in Riverdale, Maryland. She served as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 2008-2018. Ms. Novak is an Associate Editor for Clinical Diabetes, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Diabetes Association. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles and has also provided her expertise pertaining to diabetes as a Contributing Author for the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice for the last 4 editions. She is also a Contributing Author for the 1st edition of Genomic Essentials for Graduate Level Nurses. Ms. Novak has been recognized for her outstanding contributions as a clinician and educator. In 2015, she was designated Master Clinician for her proven leadership and clinical acumen, an accolade that placed her among the top 2% of the health care providers of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She is also a 2010 recipient of The DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Her many years of nursing experience also includes active duty service as a Commissioned Officer of the United States Army Nurse Corps.