Maria Costanzo

Maria Costanzo ( is the manager of content and community for the Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge Portal (, an open-access resource for human genetic information on type 2 diabetes (T2D) with the goal of catalyzing the clinical translation of genetic discoveries. Her role on the Portal team is to spread awareness of the resource and also to facilitate its use, by writing clear documentation and by participating in tool and interface development to ensure that the website is user-friendly.

Maria is the mother of two adult sons. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and just about any outdoor activity: running, biking, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing. She hopes to climb all the major High Peaks of the Adirondacks someday.