Paulette Valliere, PhD
Dr. Paulette M. Valliere has been a public health consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors for the past four years. She specializes in cancer prevention and control. She has been the lead consultant on several NACDD projects, including Improving Patient and Health Care Provider Communication about Early Onset Breast Cancer and the Standardized Approaches to Technical Assistance and Tip Sheets and Compendium, which were both for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Paulette’s expertise includes breast, cervical ,and colorectal cancer issues, program evaluation and survey design, statistical analysis, and cancer statistics.
Prior to her retirement and subsequent employment with NACDD, Paulette worked almost 28 years for the Michigan Department of Community Health in Public Health, specifically in the Cancer Prevention and Control Section. She also acted in various capacities, from Evaluation Specialist, Epidemiologist, and Data Manager, to Manager and later Program Director for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, WISEWOMAN, and Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program.
Paulette received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth—and her MA in Quantitative Psychology and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University.
Paulette has three unruly dogs that bark during conference calls. She likes to travel frequently and reads mystery novels. She and her partner, Judith Block— a forensic psychologist—have an empty nest, having dropped off Judith’s daughter at Bates College for the Class of 2022!