The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, participated in a conversation about the pandemic today at WashU Med. Walensky, a WashU alumna, discussed the pandemic with William Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. They were joined by Victoria Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine.
Reflecting on the role health equity has played in the pandemic, Walensky said, “We have spent a lot of time documenting a problem in health equity… I don’t want to document the problem anymore. I want to implement things that will fix the problem.”