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Statement On CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH

“The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association welcome President Biden’s appointment of Dr. Mandy Cohen to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the nation’s public health agency, CDC has a vital role in ensuring current and future health and preparedness. During her tenure as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Cohen steadily led the state’s pandemic response to keep residents safe and reduce disease transmission.

“Experts in infectious diseases nationwide look forward to Dr. Cohen’s leadership in addressing serious public health challenges, including the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance, increased frequency of infectious outbreaks, ending HIV as an epidemic, the need for evidence-based approaches to public health and a strong public health workforce and infrastructure.”

Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA
President, Infectious Diseases Society of America

Michelle  Cespedes, MD, MS
Chair, HIV Medicine Association

About the Infectious Diseases Society of America
IDSA is a leader on issues of importance to ID professionals, including education and training, policy and advocacy, setting guidelines for patient care and developing resources for clinical practice. It remains at the forefront of global health issues such as COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance and HIV/AIDS. Housed within IDSA is the HIV Medicine Association, which represents medical providers and researchers working on the front lines of HIV. More than 12,000 IDSA and HIVMA members work across the United States and in nearly 100 other countries on six different continents. For more information visit Follow IDSA on Facebook and Twitter. 

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