Nancy Cheal, MS PhD
Associate Director for Program Development
Prior to coming to NCBDDD, Nancy Cheal, M.S., Ph.D. served as the Organizational Effectiveness Officer for the Coordinating Center for Health Promotion (CCHP). In that role she worked closely with CCHP officers and staff to ensure that there is consistency and adequate support across major functional areas. Her responsibilities included identifying and analyzing issues and their impact on public health policies, sharing in the responsibility of planning, evaluating and managing programs in CCHP, and establishing overall guidelines and policies for the conduct of studies and analyses.
Prior to working in CCHP, Dr. Cheal served as CDC’s Associate Director for Evaluation in the Office of the Director, Program Planning and Evaluation. While there, she was responsible for CDC’s evaluation activities, implementation and management of CDC’s performance measurement work, and oversight of the agency’s data collection efforts as CDC’s Reports Clearance Officer.
She began her CDC career in 1990 as a Health Education Specialist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, and she also has served as CDC’s Alternate Evaluation Officer. She has held various nursing positions with West Paces Ferry Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the United States Army, the Department of Defense, and Bexar County Hospital.
Dr. Cheal received a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in education from Georgia State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.
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