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Michele Bildner
Project Manager
CDC Foundation Non-Infectious Disease Programs

Michele Bildner, DrPH (c), MPH, MCHES® is a Project Manager for Non-Infectious Disease Programs at the CDC Foundation, where she is responsible for creating public-private partnerships for chronic disease health promotion. She has worked in public health for over a decade, focusing mostly on urban community health assessment and policy, system, and environmental changes. Michele began her DrPH in Leadership at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2019 and has a deep interest in identifying, diagnosing, and addressing adaptive public health and organizational challenges and thrives on their complexity and messiness.

She received the National Society for Public Health Education’s 2022 Karen Denard Goldman Health Education Mentor Award which recognizes her significant contribution to the preparation and performance of Health Education Specialists, having successfully forged the link between practice and research. Her practice is rooted in collaboration, convening, and facilitating key partners to lead change that achieves socially equitable health outcomes.