Title: Public Health Professional
Organization: Independent Consultant
Location: Atlanta, GA
Donna Henry, MPH, RD is a Team Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Prevention Research Centers Program – Program Operations Team in the Applied Research and Translation Branch/Division of Population Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In this role, she serves as a principal advisor to the PRC Program Director on operations and management of the program, coordinates program activities, develops finding notices, and leads a team of project officers/consultants and contractors in the delivery of scientific and programmatic technical assistance to program recipients from accredited schools of public health and schools of medicine in the United States.
Donna Henry joined CDC in 2009 as a program consultant with the Program Services Branch, Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). In this role, Donna managed a portfolio of states, tribes, and national networks, provided training and technical assistance to OSH recipients and staff, and lead several branch efforts. Donna served as the project lead for the National Networks initiative to address tobacco-related disparities, and the Tribal Support Centers Chronic Disease Management Information Systems (CDMIS) project. She also served as a branch liaison to the Collaborative CDMIS workgroup, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) CDMIS Consolidated workgroup and the NCCDPHP Coordinated Chronic Disease funding announcement Integration workgroup.
Donna has more than 30 years of experience in public health includes clinical preventive service delivery, population-based research, and chronic disease prevention program administration. Prior to joining CDC, Donna served as the director of the division of health promotion at the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, she provided strategic direction and oversight of the Department’s eight chronic disease and injury prevention programs. Donna received a MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a bachelor degree from Tuskegee University. In 2006, Donna completed the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health and Kenan-Flagler Business School. Donna is a Registered Dietitian. She has work experience in multiple public health systems including public and private hospitals, community health centers, local health departments, state health departments, long-term care and assisted living facilities, and academic research institutions.