Pamela Protzel Berman, PhD, MPH
Pamela Protzel Berman is the Acting Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for scientific, policy, and programmatic issues related to CDC’s work in cancer prevention and control. Dr. Protzel Berman has been with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1991 and received her PhD in Health Services Research and Health Policy at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director for DCPC from 2009 to 2014. In addition, she was the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and National Immunization Program, respectively. She has had substantial congressional experience in both the U.S. House and Senate and has worked in government relations for a public health organization. Dr. Protzel Berman received her B.A. in political science from Tufts University and earned her MPH in health policy at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Berman’s accomplishments in DCPC include leading efforts to ensure that the division’s priorities for programs and projects are fully implemented. She guides and develops new initiatives and manages resource allocation for scientific and programmatic efforts. During her CDC career, Dr. Berman was responsible for new policy initiatives and congressional relations for the Vaccines for Children Program and developing collaborative relationships with partners in immunization and injury prevention and control.
Dr. Berman is married and has a 14-year-old son. She lives in Atlanta, enjoys travel, and is an avid fan of University of Michigan football.
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