Office of the Associate Director for Communication

Kate Galatas, MPH

Associate Director for Communication

Kate Galatas, MPH, is CDC’s Acting Associate Director for Communication. When not serving as the acting director, Kate is the deputy associate director for communication at CDC, where she applies health communication and marketing expertise to help the agency save lives and protect people.

Prior to joining the Office of the Associate Director of Communication in 2012, Kate was the associate director for communication science for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. She has 25 years of experience in private sector and public health communication, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Kate is well known for her participatory leadership style and extensive background in strategic planning, branding, policy, and partnership development. She resides in Decatur with her husband and three sons, who inspire her to stay active and live mindfully.

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