PhD, Walden University; MBA, Webster University; BA, Excelsior College

Research Interests

Nonprofit leadership; social marketing; social change; cultural competence; health disparities in the African-American population


Dr. Shepeard has worked for nearly three decades in social marketing, strategic planning, health promotion, community engagement, health communication, and public health in the federal government. Currently, she is the chief of the Health Promotion and Community Involvement Branch* for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease. Previously, she worked in health communications, marketing, total quality management, and strategic planning for various organizations within the CDC and the Department of the Army.

*This activity is being performed by Dr. Hilda Shepeard in her private capacity. No official support or endorsement by CDC is intended or should be inferred.