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CDC at the crossroads

April 5th @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Limited national authority. Archaic data systems. A broken budget process. A distrustful public. COVID-19 revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the gold standard for global public health agencies, is in crisis. The CDC must be strengthened before the next crisis hits—but what will it take? Former CDC directors will gather to examine what has gone wrong and what needs to be done to rebuild the CDC’s capacity and restore its credibility. Moderated by STAT Executive Editor Rick Berke. 


Rick Berke, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, STAT 


Bill Foege, Physician and Epidemiologist
CDC Director, 1977 to 1983

Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives
CDC Director, 2009 to 2017

Julie Gerberding, Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President, Population Health & Sustainability, Merck
CDC Director, 2002 to 2009

Robert Redfield, Senior Medical Advisor, PERSOWN
CDC Director, 2018 to 2021

Bill Roper, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of North Carolina
CDC Director, 1990 to 1993


Date: April 5th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums