Dr. Marty Cetron, Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Interviewer: Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN Political Commentator, and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation.
CAPT Martin (Marty) Cetron, MD, is director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). He previously served as director of DGMQ when it was within the National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases. DGMQ's mission is to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases into the United States and to prevent morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, migrant workers, and international travelers. Dr. Cetron's primary research interest is international health and global migration with a focus on
emerging infections, tropical diseases, and vaccine-preventable diseases in mobile populations.
Dr. Marty Cetron, Director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the CDC, argues epidemics of disease, like the Ebola virus, are made more complex by border-crossing and "epidemics of fear."