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Debra Polkes

Associate Partner, Creative Director

CDMNY

NEW YORK, USA // Whether creating a social media storm with the Xifaxan “Gut Guy” Super Bowl spot or visualizing the devastation of hepatic encephalopathy, Debra’s work is captivating, original, and—from time to time—a tad controversial.

Debra’s ability to experiment and create the extraordinary is second to none in the industry. Her work has been featured in Archive and recognized by Clio Healthcare, Lion’s Health, Medical Marketing & Media, and Jimmy Fallon.

At CDM New York, Debra continues to be at the intersection of creative and digital/emerging technology. She has championed agency tech labs, NXNE, and developed innovative, award-winning work for clients such as the American Heart Association.

Debra is a native New Yorker and the mother of two. She holds an advertising and design from FIT, and has been recognized as a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Rising Star.

When not pursuing the next big idea, Debra can be found at the Sunshine theater sneaking into movies.