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Contagious Conversations: A CDC Foundation Podcast

Released in honor of National Public Health Week, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, talks about her background in public health, her new role as CDC director, her experience working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and her vision for the agency that works 24/7 to protect us all. Dr. Walensky served as a plenary speaker for the recent 2021 ASPPH Annual Meeting. Read More

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