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Dana Roberts, MA

Chief Performance Officer

Dana Roberts, MA, serves as the Chief Performance Officer in the Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO). In this capacity, Ms. Roberts is responsible for guiding the agency’s performance measurement and management efforts and working to ensure that performance data are integrated into program improvement and budget planning.

Prior to joining CDC, Ms. Roberts was a public health analyst at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), where she served as the agency coordinator for the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). In that role, she coordinated and revised the performance components of SAMHSA’s budget submissions, identifying and resolving any issues within the data and measures. Ms. Roberts joined SAMHSA in 2003 as a service fellow in the Office of Applied Sciences, where she managed a weekly publication series utilizing SAMHSA’s national data collections. She was a contributing author and editor on many reports in this series, spanning topics from juvenile delinquency to mental illness and substance abuse treatment. She has held research and teaching positions at numerous organizations, including the Center for Substance Abuse Research, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, the University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Urban Institute. Ms. Roberts is an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow, having graduated from  the Partnership for Public Service program in 2010. She holds a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vassar College.