A special lecture organized through a partnership of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Denver Health.
Featured Speaker: Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH. Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Topic: “Shaping Health Policy During the Pandemic: Lessons from North Carolina’s Secretary of Health and Human Services.”
Dr. Many Cohen is an internal medicine and public health physician who leads a state agency with 17,000 staff and an annual budget of $20 billion operating public health, Medicaid, mental health, early childhood education, and many other health and social programs for populations across the Tar Heel state. In this role, Dr. Cohen leads North Carolina’s public health and healthcare responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to her appointment in January 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper, Dr. Cohen served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.