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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new leader

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President Joe Biden announced his selection of Dr. Mandy Cohen as the next leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cohen, a Yale medical graduate with a master’s in public health from Harvard, is set to succeed Dr. Rochelle Walensky later this month.


Previously, she served as the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and held high-ranking positions at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In his statement, Biden praised Dr. Cohen as a top health leader with proven experience in managing complex organizations and protecting public health.

Biden expressed confidence in her ability to lead the nation’s top scientists and public health experts, acknowledging her ability to implement complex policies and build consensus across party lines.



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