A Pivotal Time for Public Heath
A CDC Foundation Podcast
Contagious Conversations is a podcast hosted and brought to you by the CDC Foundation (@CDCFound). The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work. Their podcast features compelling interviews with experts who are tackling some of the world’s toughest health challenges.
On this episode, “A Pivotal Time for Public Health,” is a conversation with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky.
Host Dr. Judy Monroe (@DrJudyMonroe), the President and CEO of the CDC Foundation sits down with Dr. Walensky (@CDCDirector) to discuss her inspirations and path to science along with her thoughts on moving public health forward at the same time back to normal.
Meet the Host
Dr. Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, has dedicated her career to protecting people and saving lives. She joined the CDC Foundation in February 2016 as president and CEO, following her role as a deputy director of CDC and director of CDC’s Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. In her work at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe advances priority programs that improve the health of people around the world and prepare other nations to better prevent, detect and respond to dangerous health threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. During her tenure as the state health commissioner for Indiana she served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials through the H1N1 pandemic. Dr. Monroe currently serves on the board of directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation and for the Georgia Global Health Alliance, and is a member of the Milken Institute’s Public Health Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves as a member of the World Health Organization Foundation’s Advisory group, as well as many national advisory committees and boards.