Nikki Hayes, MPH

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nikki Hayes has been with the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) in the agency’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) since 2002. Before joining CDC, she was a Biologist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she established and managed the Institute’s DNA Sequencing Core Facility for more than 10 years. Nikki is currently the Chief of the DCPC Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch and is responsible for the successful implementation of one of the agency’s flagship, multi-million-dollar, cancer prevention and control programs, the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP). She also manages several other programs that focus on improving the quality of life of cancer survivors, particularly young breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer patients; and advancing commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention in populations experiencing tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities. Nikki has published a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented to national audiences on topics that include disparities in cancer-health outcomes; increasing population-based cancer screening; cancer control planning and implementation; and COVID-19 incidence in disparate populations.