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Andrea C. Young, PhD

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Chief, Applied Systems Research and Evaluation Branch

Andrea Young, PhD, serves as the chief for the Applied Systems Research and Evaluation Branch within the Division of Public Health Performance Improvement in CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). As chief, Dr. Young leads a branch focused on the planning and conduct of applied research and evaluation of public health programs, agencies, and systems.

Dr. Young joined CDC in 2001, where she has supported the planning, development, management, and evaluation of public health programs and projects at the national, state, and local levels. Prior to joining OSTLTS, Dr. Young has served as the director for the Division of Library Sciences and Services in the Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. In that role, she was responsible for leading the division and directing CDC's Public Health Library and Information Center. Prior to that, she served as the associate director for the Learning Office within the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response for six years. In that role, she was responsible for directing analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation activities for a portfolio of intramural and extramural public health education programs valued between $17,000,000 and $28,000,000 annually.

Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Young served as the program manager for Florida State University's (FSU) Learning Systems Institute; overseeing the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of FSU's first web-based master's degree program. For more than ten years, Dr. Young served as a principle consultant in audience analysis, competency-model development, performance systems analysis, instructional design, curriculum planning, and evaluation. Her clients represented a variety of sectors, including higher education, private business and industry, and federal and state government.

Dr. Young earned doctorate and master of science degrees in instructional systems from Florida State University's Department of Educational Research. She has a bachelor degree in sociology from Eckerd College. She has authored and coauthored presentations, chapters, and journal publications; and is the recipient of multiple CDC awards for excellence in science, innovation, collaboration, and employee equity.

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