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Nikki Hayes, MPH


Branch Chief
Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Nikki Hayes joined the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in 2002.  Before joining the CDC, she was a Biologist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she managed the Institute’s DNA Sequencing Core Facility for more than 10 years.   
Since joining CDC, Nikki has served as a Public Health Advisor/Program Consultant to CDC-funded grantees in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), and a number of other programs funded through smaller cooperative agreements. She has served as a technical monitor on several DCPC contracts, led various workgroups, facilitated a number of grantee trainings, and authored or co-authored several public health-focused manuscripts. Before assuming her current role as the Branch Chief in the Division’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Nikki also served as a Team Leader and an Assistant Branch Chief.
Nikki currently provides senior level management oversight for program development, implementation, evaluation, and consultation for the NCCCP, the National Organization Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection or Survivorship of Cancer in Underserved Populations Program, the program to Develop Support and Educational Awareness for Young (<45) Breast Cancer Survivors in the United States, the program to support a Consortium of National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco and Cancer-related Health Disparities, the program to provide National Support to Enhance Implementation of CCC and others. She provides the leadership direction for strategically planning, implementing and evaluating program goals to achieve short- and long-term cancer control outcomes. She also provides managerial oversight in the provision ofprogrammatic support to a strong network of national and international partners, several national organizations, academic research centers, and local or grass-roots organizations to plan and implement crosscutting, evidenced-based, strategies to prevent and control cancer at international, national, state, and local levels. The branch’s flagship program, the NCCCP, supports 50 states, the District of Columbia, 7 tribal groups, and 7 U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/territories to establish coalitions, assess the burden of cancer, determine priorities, and develop and implement cancer plans. Comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs across the nation are working in their communities to promote healthy lifestyles and recommended cancer screenings, educate people about cancer symptoms, increase access to quality cancer care, and enhance cancer survivors' quality of life.