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Dafna Kanny, PhD


Dafna Kanny, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist for The Alcohol Program with The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Dafna Kanny, PhD, is a senior scientist with the Alcohol Program in CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In this position, she helps lead the program’s work to improve public health surveillance on underage and binge drinking, strong supporter of state alcohol epidemiologists, and is an advocate and collaborates on national initiatives to prevent excessive drinking.

Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Kanny worked for more than eight years at the Georgia Division of Public Health as chief epidemiologist and as senior director for the Office of Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Health Information. She also served as an officer for the Epidemic Intelligence Service in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Dr. Kanny holds an undergraduate degree in political science, and master and doctoral degrees in medical sociology from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

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