Straight Talk with CDC Director Mandy Cohen


The science-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the linchpin of the nation’s public health system. With its state-of-the art laboratories, world-class data analytics, and diverse workforce, the agency monitors emerging infectious diseases, ensures emergency preparedness, galvanizes community-focused responses to vaccines, environmental threats, workplace safety, opioid use, and chronic disease—and does so much more. Yet public skepticism about scientific expertise remains high. The CDC head talks about lessons learned from COVID and other public health crises and the urgency of building trust in government and science.

  • 2024 Health

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