Discusses priorities with new CDC director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today met with Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based in Atlanta, to discuss the organization’s priorities and future.
“Dr. Fitzgerald’s work in Georgia in so many areas of both health and education is a true asset to the CDC,” said Isakson, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversees the CDC. “She shares my commitment to helping ensure that the CDC will continue to fulfill its mission of protecting Americans from dangerous diseases, like the Ebola and Zika viruses. It is critical that Congress continues to support and strengthen the work of the CDC both domestically and abroad. Through our long history of working together, I’m confident that Dr. Fitzgerald will bring exactly the type of leadership and expertise needed to secure the future of the CDC.”
Fitzgerald was appointed to lead the CDC on July 7, 2017. She previously served as commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Public Health. She also served as a senior fellow and chairman of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Fitzgerald has led numerous medical organizations and practiced medicine for three decades. As a Major in the U.S. Air Force, Fitzgerald served at the Wurtsmith Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) Base and at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.