Catherine McCann, PhD, MSPH
Healthy Military Communities
Dr. Catherine McCann has more than 13 years of experience in the field of chronic disease prevention. Catherine currently is a consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, where she supports several programs, including: states’ efforts to scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Healthy Military Program, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program, and the Walkability Action Institute.
Catherine began her career in public health at the Florida Department of Health, where she planned, implemented, and evaluated population-based interventions for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Her service record includes many notable appointments, such as: Director for the State Surgeon General’s Healthiest Weight Florida initiative; state advisor and consultant with NIH/CDC National Diabetes Education Program; Project Director for Red Road to Health, a cultural adaptation of the NDEP diabetes prevention toolkit for American Indian and Alaskan Native populations; Master Trainer for Emory University’s Centers for Training and Technical Assistance’s Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action; founding member of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition; Deputy Director for the Governor’s Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders (2008-2009). She also served as Program Manager for the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness (2007-2009).
Catherine holds a doctorate in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology. She also currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Geography at Florida State University.