Dr. Corinne Graffunder is Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She provides broad leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues related to tobacco control and prevention.
Dr. Graffunder joined CDC in 1987 and has 30+ years of experience working with National, State and local prevention efforts. She has held leadership positions in CDC’s Office of the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control.
As Deputy Associate Director for Policy, Office of the Director, she worked with the U.S. Surgeon General, leading the development of the first ever National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness. She also worked to strengthen collaboration between public health, health care, and other sectors playing a key role in advancing CDC’s population health interests and priorities.
Dr. Graffunder expertise is in policy development, program management, strategic planning, and public and partner communication. She has subject matter expertise in prevention strategies, population health and health system transformation, focusing on a wide range of fields including the prevention of violence and the prevention of non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer. Her expertise is the translation and application of evidence to practice and programs.