Renee Baglione Cruea, MPA, is the Executive Director of The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research in Washington DC. Renee joined the Academy in 1998 as Government Relations Director and became Executive Director in 2007. Prior to joining the Academy, Renee worked as an associate with Rae Evans & Associates, a DC lobbying group. She is also the President and Founder of “Sugar Mommas”, an activist group for women who have Type1 diabetes.
The Academy advocates on behalf of the imaging research community to increase awareness about the impact that medical imaging technology has on patient care, and promotes support for federal investment into imaging research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and across government agencies. The Academy led successful efforts to create both the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the NIH and the Interagency Working Group on Medical Imaging (IWGMI) with in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Academy’s division, the Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research (CIBR) is a diverse coalition of imaging stakeholders dedicated to education and advocacy for imaging research funding. Membership within the Academy includes patient advocacy groups, academic radiology departments, imaging societies, and device manufacturers.
Cruea holds a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan and a Bachelor in Political Science and History from St. Bonaventure University. Cruea is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).