A Conversation with Dr. Mandy Cohen
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Joining her is Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Cohen is one of the nation’s top health leaders with extensive experience leading large and complex organizations. She has dedicated her career to protecting America’s health and safety.
By training, Dr. Cohen is an internal medicine physician and led the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where she was lauded for her leadership during the COVID crisis, focusing on data accountability, transparent communication and health equity. During her tenure, she also transformed the North Carolina Medicaid program through the state’s Medicaid expansion. Immediately prior to joining CDC, Dr. Cohen served as executive vice president of Aledade Incorporated and CEO of Aledade Care Solution, which helps independent primary care practices, health centers and clinics deliver better care to their patients and thrive in value-based care.
Dr. Cohen was sworn in as CDC director on July 10th of this year, and she joined CDC at a time of great change as the agency transitions out of the COVID-19 public health emergency.