The Eye of the Storm
A CDC Foundation Podcast
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This episode is hosted by Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation and host of today’s conversation. Every episode we hear from inspiring leaders and innovators who make the world healthier and safer for all of us. Contagious Conversations is brought to you by the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit that builds partnerships to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention save and improve more lives.
Joining her is Dr. Danielle Rankin, an epidemiologist for the Antimicrobial Resistance Team in the Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Rankin was an epidemiologist for the Florida Department of Health Healthcare Associated Infections Program. Dr. Rankin has published 28 manuscripts and throughout her career has conducted over 70 infection control assessments and investigated more than 60 domestic infectious disease outbreaks.
In this episode, they explore the recent multi-state outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to recalled eyedrops and CDC’s role in the investigation.