The CDC Leaders
Janet L. Collins, PhD
Associate Director for Program
In January 2010, Janet Collins, PhD, was named Associate Director for Program in the Office of the Director, CDC, where she contributes to CDC program strategy, performance measurement, and evaluation.
Prior to her current position, she served as Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) where she directed a diverse portfolio of programmatic and scientific initiatives in chronic disease prevention and control. Dr. Collins’ contributions as NCCDPHP Director include establishing the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and expanding the Center’s policy and community-based work on tobacco, nutrition, and obesity prevention and control.
Dr. Collins earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from Stanford University.
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