CDC Director Frieden Speaks With National Geographic About Tenure At U.S. Disease Control Agency
National Geographic: Exclusive: Biggest Worries, Wins of U.S. Disease Control Chief
“As the 16th director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thomas R. Frieden has had to tackle some of the biggest disease challenges the U.S. agency has faced in decades. … As is customary for political appointees, Frieden submitted his resignation after the election, and unless the Trump presidential transition asks him to stay on, he will leave his job at noon ET on Friday, January 20. Last week, Frieden sat for an interview with Maryn McKenna at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss his experiences in office, his hopes for the agency’s future, and his worries about the world’s ongoing health crises…” (McKenna, 1/11).