Leaders

Vicki Benard, PhD
Vicki Benard, PhD
Chief, Cancer Surveillance Branch

Vicki Benard, PhD, is an epidemiologist with more than 20 years’ experience working in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. In her current position as Chief of the Cancer Surveillance Branch, she leads the National Program of Cancer Registries capturing cancer incidence data from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories.

Commander Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH
Commander Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Colorectal Cancer Control Program

Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH, is board-certified in internal medicine and is a Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. She joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control from 2005 to 2007, and remained in DCPC as a medical officer.

Captain Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS
Captain Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS
Medical Director, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Captain with the U.S. Public Health Service. She joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Adult and Community Health. Currently, she is the Medical Director for CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Judith Lee Smith, PhD
Captain Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS
Team Lead, Behavioral and Applied Research Team

Dr. Smith’s research interests include investigating the behavioral, psychosocial, cultural, and system-level factors that impact cancer-related health disparities and cancer survivorship. Dr. Smith is a co-creator of AMIGAS, a bilingual educational intervention designed to increase cervical cancer screening Hispanic women who have rarely or never had a Pap test.

Hannah K. Weir, PhD, MSc
Hannah K. Weir, PhD, MSc
Team Lead, Epidemiology Team, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch

Hannah K. Weir, PhD, MSc, is a senior epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Weir was an epidemiologist at Cancer Care Ontario (Canada). Dr. Weir’s research focuses on cancer surveillance, particularly on population-based cancer survival.

Mary C. White, ScD, MFA
Mary C. White, ScD, MFA
Chief, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch

Mary C. White, ScD, MFA, has led the development, implementation, and translation of population-based health research at CDC for nearly three decades. In her current position as Chief of the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Dr. White directs a program of applied research and science dissemination to support CDC programs and address national priorities in cancer prevention and control.