Julie Makarski s the DAC 2.0 Knowledge Mobilization-Implementation Science research associate. She brings 20+ years of research and leadership experience to the role, including knowledge mobilization and implementation science and practice. Julie has also held various roles in the health and social care fields including client-facing and volunteer roles involving program development and relationship building with various stakeholders. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons BSc) in Health Studies (Gerontology and Psychology minors) (University of Waterloo), a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Research Methodology (McMaster University), and certificates in business, project management and KT. Currently, Julie is also the manager of the Knowledge Translation & Implementation research program at North York General Hospital in Toronto, a role she has held since 2016. In addition to her professional work and volunteer experience, she is passionate about making change happen that results in improved patient care and working alongside research teams and individuals to help them achieve their knowledge mobilization and implementation goals for their research. Julie looks forward to partnering and working collaboratively with DAC research teams to support their knowledge mobilization and implementation efforts as part of the DAC 2.0 mission to optimize the uptake of best evidence in diabetes care produced by the DAC network into practice and policy.