Organization Chart

Updated January 3, 2024

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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR


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* Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

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Divisions

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Division of Adolescent and School Health

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Division of Diabetes Translation

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Division of Oral Health

Division of Population Health

Division of Reproductive Health

Office on Smoking and Health

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Office of the Director

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director

Gregory Crawford, PhD, MSPH, Deputy Director
Dee Wetterhall, Management Officer
Tim Carney, PhD, MPH, MBA, Associate Director for Informatics
Sean Cucchi, MHA, Associate Director for Policy
Gabbi Promoff, MA, Associate Director for Communication Science
Stacy De Jesus, MPH, Associate Director for the Office of Public Health Practice
Vacant, Senior Advisor for HE, SDOH, and DEIAB*
* Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

CAPT Jennifer Wiltz, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAHA, Medical Director (Acting)
Rachel Kaufmann, PhD, MPH, Associate Director for Science
Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD, MSc, Editor in Chief, Preventing Chronic Disease

Divisions

Division of Adolescent and School Health
Kathleen Ethier, PhD, Director
Melinda Jordan, CPH, Deputy Director

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, Director
Netta Apedoe, MPH, Deputy Director

Division of Diabetes Translation
Christopher S. Holliday, PhD, MPH, MA, FACHE, Director
Donald Betts, MPA, Deputy Director

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC, Director
Mattie Gilliam, Deputy Director

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH, Director
Ann O’Connor, MPA, Deputy Director

Division of Oral Health
Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH Director (Acting)
Wilbert “DeWitt” Thornton, MPA, Deputy Director

Division of Population Health
Craig W. Thomas, PhD, Director
Brooke Tripp, MPA, Deputy Director

Division of Reproductive Health
Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, RADM USPHS (ret.), Director
Victoria Wright, MPH, Deputy Director

Office on Smoking and Health
Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, PhD, MPH, Director
Jenny Brown, Deputy Director