You Can’t Fix What You Can’t Count
A CDC Foundation Podcast
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This episode is hosted by Claire Stinson, Communications Officer at the CDC Foundation. Every episode you will hear from inspiring leaders and innovators who make the world healthier and safer for us all. 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. Daniel Jernigan, deputy director for public health science and surveillance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jernigan provides leadership for CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative and serves as an advisor to the CDC Director. He joined the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1994, and that was the start of a career at CDC for more than 25 years. Dr. Jernigan has led the agency’s responses to dozens of contagious disease outbreaks and flu pandemics in the United States and around the world.
In this episode, they talk about the importance of data modernization and its impact on public health. Dr. Jernigan also discusses the Lights, Camera, Action National Summit Series convened by the CDC Foundation and other partners to advance recommendations for a modernized U.S. public health system.