FORA.tv Speaker - Richard Besser
Richard Besser is chief health and medical editor at ABC News, where he provides medical analysis and commentary. He is the lead correspondent on the series, Be The Change, Save a Life, and has traveled from Bangladesh to Burkina Faso, raising awareness of important global health issues.
Bresser came to ABC from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he served as director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response and was responsible for all of the CDC's public health emergency preparedness and emergency response activities. He also served as acting director for the CDC and acting administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in 2009, during which time he led the CDC's response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak. He has received many awards including the Surgeon General's Medallion for his leadership during the H1N1 response.
07.02.11 | 00:42:49 min
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