Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Holly Hunt, MA
Areas of Expertise
- School Health
- Physical Activity
Branch Chief, School Health Branch, Division of Population Health, NCCDPHP
Holly Hunt, MA, is Chief of the School Health Branch in the Division of Population Health (DPH), at CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). The School Health Branch leads chronic disease prevention activities specific to children and adolescents in schools with a focus on obesity prevention, nutrition and physical activity, and tobacco prevention and control. With a long history of working across education and public health agencies, the School Health Branch provides rich partnerships and expertise for implementing public health practices in schools.
Ms. Hunt leads innovative projects in research application, evaluation, and program and professional development. Prior to joining the Branch, Ms. Hunt served as the Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), responsible for the overall management of Division operations and establishing effective working partnerships with key national, federal, and nonprofit organizations working to improve the health of youth.
Ms. Hunt joined CDC in 1997 and has served as the Associate Director for Policy, Evaluation, and Legislation, Director of Science Education, and as the Project Officer to CDC-funded national, state and local school health projects. Before joining CDC, Ms. Hunt served for seven years as an HIV Prevention Education Consultant in the Kentucky Department of Education, responsible for the development and implementation of statewide HIV prevention and school health programs, professional development, and community partnerships to promote the health of school-aged youth. Ms. Hunt holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Valdosta State University and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Community Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University.
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