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Trump Administration Appoints Georgia Health Official Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as CDC Director

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

Washington, DC, July 10, 2017 — The Trump administration on Friday named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fitzgerald, 70, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has headed that state’s public health department since 2011, will succeed Tom Frieden, who stepped down in January after serving for eight years, longer than any director since the 1970s.

Anne Schuchat, a veteran CDC official, has been serving as acting director.

The new director is currently president-elect of the nonprofit group that represents the nation’s public health agencies, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Dr. Fitzgerald has strong ties to Republican leaders in and from Georgia, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich.

Fitzgerald, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1992 and 1994 in her state’s 7th congressional District.

In making the announcement Friday morning, Secretary Price said in a statement, “Having known Dr. Fitzgerald for many years, I know that she has a deep appreciation and understanding of medicine, public health, policy and leadership — all qualities that will prove vital as she leads the CDC in its work to protect America’s health 24/7.”

Secretary Price said, “We look forward to working with Dr. Fitzgerald to achieve President Trump’s goal of strengthening public health surveillance and ensuring global health security at home and abroad. Congratulations to Dr. Fitzgerald and her family.”

“Additionally, I’d like to extend my deep appreciation and thanks to Dr. Anne Schuchat for her exemplary service as acting director of the CDC,” said Secretary Price.

“We thank Dr. Schuchat and her team for their dedication in our public health efforts to keep Americans safe and for their work to ensure a seamless transition.  We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Schuchat in her role as principal deputy director of CDC.”