Tom Frieden, in Conversation on U.S. COVID-19 Priorities

On Thursday, February 4, 2021 PHR hosted a special conversation with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and former commissioner of the New York City Health Department.

There are few public health leaders better able to address the current COVID-19 “syndemic” – a combination of a highly infectious virus with the pandemic of noncommunicable diseases that disproportionately afflict those affected by social and economic inequalities and structural injustices. Since 2017, Frieden has served as president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global health organization Vital Strategies, which aims to save millions of lives from cardiovascular diseases and to prevent epidemics.

In a conversation with Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, medical director of PHR and professor of internal medicine and public health at the University of Michigan, Frieden will discuss how the new U.S. administration can and should prioritize public health and COVID-19 responses, both domestically and internationally.

See all events in PHR’s COVID-19 Webinar Series.

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