Dana Shelton, MPH
Acting Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Ms. Shelton is the Acting Director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a position she assumed July 2, 2018. Ms. Shelton leads an executive team that sets the strategic direction for the center’s portfolio, which focuses on surveillance and epidemiology to move data into action, policy and environmental improvements to support health and healthy behaviors, health care system collaboration to strengthen effective delivery of clinical and other preventive services, and links between community and clinical services to improve self-management of chronic conditions and enhance quality of life. NCCDPHP has an annual budget of about $1 billion and more than 1,000 staff members dedicated to preventing chronic diseases and promoting health across the life span, in key settings, and with attention to the leading chronic disease risk factors.