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Dawn M. Holman, MPH

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Dawn M. Holman, MPH, is a behavioral scientist in CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Much of her work focuses on identifying opportunities at the population level to reduce the incidence of cancer in the United States.

Ms. Holman has led the production of two supplemental journal issues: one in the Journal of Adolescent Health on opportunities for cancer prevention during pre-adolescence and adolescence and another in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on opportunities for cancer prevention during midlife. She also is working on similar projects that focus on cancer prevention opportunities during other periods within the lifespan.

Ms. Holman has a strong interest in skin cancer prevention and has taken a leadership role in many of the Division's skin cancer prevention efforts, including examining national surveillance data to describe trends and correlates of sun-protective behaviors, indoor tanning, and sunburns among U.S. adolescents and adults. In addition, Ms. Holman served as a lead writer for the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer and as a member of the coordination team for The Community Guide review of community-level interventions to prevent skin cancer.

Ms. Holman completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science and earned her master of public health from Emory University. Before coming to CDC, Ms. Holman worked at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University as the project coordinator of the Pool Cool program, a research-based, sun-safety education program designed for use at outdoor swimming pools.

Recent articles Ms. Holman has first-authored include—

Ms. Holman is featured in the following podcasts—

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