Brigette Ulin


Director, Office of the National Prevention Strategy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Office of the Associate Director for Policy

Brigette Ulin, MPH, is the director of the Office of National Prevention Strategy in CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy. In this role, she supports the U.S. Surgeon General with the management of the National Prevention Council (Council) and the implementation of the nation’s first National Prevention Strategy. Created by the Affordable Care Act, the Council includes cabinet members from 20 federal departments, agencies and offices and is chaired by the Surgeon General.

Since joining the CDC in 1997 as a Presidential Management Fellow, she has worked in  diverse communities and programs, including CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, The National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, and the National Center for Infectious Diseases.  During her near decade of work to prevent HIV, STDs, and Viral Hepatitis, she became recognized as one of the Nation’s experts in the integration of viral hepatitis prevention with HIV and STD counseling and testing.  A significant focus of her research and work has been in planning and evaluating community based prevention initiatives, behavioral and health education initiatives, National education campaigns, and health educational curricula. 

During her tenure at CDC she has served as co-chairperson of an Institutional Review Board, member of the National Advisory Board for Outreach Prevention, member of the Community Health Education Team of the Emergency Communication System, member of the Emergency Anthrax and SARS Prevention and Control Teams, and Chairperson of the Professional Liaison committee within the Behavioral and Social Science Workgroup.

Brigette is married to Michael Ulin and has two active boys Gavin (9) and Jordan (7). In her spare time she enjoys exercising, cooking, and traveling with her family.

BS, University of Florida, Neurobiological Science
MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE 

  • Emory Career Network member
  • Rollins mentor
  • Rollins Community Advisory Board member
  • Former RSPH Alumni Association Board member 

Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, Health in All Policies, Wellness

Publications & Media

Lushniak B, Alley D, Ulin B, Graffunder C,. The National Prevention Strategy: Leveraging Multiple Sectors to Improve Population Health. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 105, No. 2, February 2015.

Brigette Ulin, MPH, discusses how the Office of National Prevention Strategy under the CDC aims to improve the overall health and well-being of Americans.

Lead Author. Notice to Reader: National Child Abuse Prevention Month- April 2008.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Vol. 57, No. 13, April 4, 2008.

Gilbert, LK, Scanlon, KE, Ulin, BF, Moyer, LA.  Teenage perspectives regarding viral hepatitis:  An online intervention.  The Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2006.

Ulin, BF.  Viral Hepatitis C Prevention for Injection Drug Users.  The Dialogue (A Publication of the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center): Special Edition, Summer 2003.

Contributing Author. Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Vol. 52, RR-1, January 24, 2003.

My experience at Rollins gave me the necessary skills to succeed in public health and have a successful career in the federal government at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brigette Ulin

Behavioral Sciences & Health Education (BSHE)