Debra Younginer serves as Assistant Branch Chief of the Program Services Branch (PSB) in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). She manages the branch’s personnel and workload while maintaining oversight of the branch budget. She also actively participates in setting the strategic direction of the branch and implementing branch priorities.
Ms. Younginer has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 23 years. She joined DCPC in January of 2002 as a Project Officer to grantees funded through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and National Partnership Organizations initiative. She also served as staff lead for the case management program component and was the Designated Federal Officer for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Federal Advisory Committee. Prior to working in PSB, Debra spent 11 years in a variety of roles in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
In January 2009, Ms. Younginer was promoted to Team Leader (Lead Public Health Advisor) in the Program Services Branch, where she supervised a team of staff members who managed cooperative agreements in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the Colorectal Cancer Control Program. She served as a valued member of the branch management team, setting direction and monitoring performance of the branch as a whole.