Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science (DDPHSIS)
Katherine Lyon Daniel, Ph.D.
Katherine Lyon Daniel, Ph.D. is CDC’s Acting Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science, with a mission to lead, promote, and facilitate science programs and policies to identify and respond to public health threats, both domestically and internationally.
For over two decades, Dr. Daniel has held a variety of leadership positions at CDC. Most recently, as CDC’s Associate Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science, she provided oversight and strategic direction to CDC’s global platform; preparedness and response activities; state, tribal, local and territorial health activities; and minority health and health equity issues, with a focus on cross-center and cross-agency collaboration. From 2011 to 2019, she led CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Communication. Dr. Daniel has also conducted research of risk perception, communication and behavior in support of health communication campaigns and projects, and played key communication roles in CDC public health emergency responses, including for hurricanes, Ebola virus, and Zika virus.
Dr. Daniel holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. In 2010-2011, she completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.