"Biden Plans To Pick Physician Mandy Cohen To Lead CDC"

"Former North Carolina health secretary would take over sprawling public health agency".

"President Biden plans to select former North Carolina health secretary Mandy Cohen to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to three people with direct knowledge of the pending announcement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra spoke with Cohen this week to congratulate her on her selection, the people said. Biden’s formal announcement is expected later this month, after White House officials finalize Cohen’s paperwork, the people said.

Cohen would replace Rochelle Walensky, who is stepping down on June 30 as head of the sprawling agency that for decades was touted as a model for global public health but has come under fire for its slow response to the coronavirus pandemic."

Dan Diamond and Lena H. Sun report for the Washington Post June 1, 2023.

Source: Washington Post, 06/05/2023