Caregiver to Husband, ret. Army Infantry Captain
Ariana Del Negro is a military caregiver to her husband, a retired Army Infantry Captain wounded in combat. Since her husband’s injury in 2006, Ms. Del Negro has been an advocate in the national movement to increase awareness and resources for survivors of military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers.
Ms. Del Negro’s advocacy includes Congressional testimony highlighting gaps and barriers related to government systems and cultural constraints, as well as the need for ongoing research specific to TBI and to the development of evidence-based support structures for military caregivers. Ms. Del Negro has also participated as a peer reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She served as the 2014-2015 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Fellow for the state of Montana and remains involved with the Foundation as a contributing Alumni Caregiver Fellow. Ms. Del Negro is the President of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana and is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Montana Joining Community Forces.
Ms. Del Negro has over 15 years of professional experience as a medical writer, editor, and business strategist in the field of continuing medical education, including nine years with WebMD Medscape. Throughout her career, Ms. Del Negro has overseen the planning, development, and execution of medical education courses, including serial and curriculum-based projects with measured outcomes. Her fields of expertise include neurology, cardiology, psychology, immunology, and oncology.
Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Ms. Del Negro holds a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College. She and her husband currently reside in Missoula, Montana.