Brigette Ulin


Chief, Applied Research & Translation Branch & Prevention Research Centers Program Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Brigette Ulin, MPH, has more than 20 years of federal government experience at the CDC leading national public health initiatives to improve population health in support of CDC's mission. Currently, she is serving as the Applied Research and Translation Branch chief and the director of the Prevention Research Centers Program in the Division of Population Health within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In this role, she oversees CDC's Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program, Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program, and Workplace Health Program.

Prior to this role, she served as the director of the Office of National Prevention Strategy where she supported the U.S. Surgeon General with the management of the National Prevention Council, served as the designated federal pfficer of the presidentially-appointed Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and supported the implementation of the nation's first National Prevention Strategy. In 2016, Brigette received the Rollins School of Public Health Alumni Achievement award.

Since joining the CDC in 1997 as a Presidential Management Fellow, she has held leadership positions in many diverse CDC centers and offices including the Office of the Associate Director for Policy; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention; and the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Brigette is married to Michael Ulin and has two active boys Gavin (13) and Jordan (11). 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)