Professor Sophia Zoungas (MBBS FRACP PhD) is an academic endocrinologist with a national and international reputation as a clinical researcher in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular health. She holds the Chair of Diabetes, Vascular Health and Ageing, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Professor Zoungas is as a senior staff specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Monash Health, Victoria where she provides inpatient and outpatient services. She is the current President of the Australian Diabetes Society and Clinical Director of the National Association of Diabetes Centres. In this capacity she directs and supports projects and teaching on diabetes, cardiovascular health, kidney health and health care delivery, as well as advises on clinical epidemiological methods and trial design/conduct/reporting.