Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH
Director, National Prevention and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH, is with CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy where she is leading the development of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, this Strategy will make recommendations and identify specific actions needed to improve the health of the United States through prevention, health promotion and public health programs.
Dr. Graffunder has held positions in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control serving as the Associate Director for Program Development and Integration and as the chief of the Program Implementation and Dissemination Branch (PIDB) within the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP); and in CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion working in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the Office on Smoking and Health and with CDC’s Planned Approach to Community to Health (PATCH) program.
Dr. Graffunder received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and a Master of Public Health, Heath Behavior and Education at the University of South Carolina. She earned her doctorate degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interest in the application of evidence and research to practice and programs.