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Richard Besser

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Your Biggest Vaccine Questions with Dr. Richard Besser

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Dr. Richard Besser is the former acting director for the CDC, and is currently president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He’s also a pediatrician. This week, he joins Heidi to answer your biggest questions about vaccines. Dr. Besser explains how vaccines are tested for safety, along with the latest recommendations on the Covid-19 vaccine and pregnancy. Heidi and Dr. Besser also cover the maternal and childhood vaccines you ask about most—from the flu shot, to the TDAP, to the first year of vaccinations for your baby. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


17 Feb 2021

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Dr. Richard Besser: A Prescription for Equity in Health

EMERGE Everywhere

Health and financial health are inextricably intertwined. As income and wealth increase or decrease, so does physical well-being. This is especially apparent in underserved communities, which have disproportionately borne the financial and health impacts of COVID-19. The close connection between health and wealth underscores the need for cross-industry leaders to identify challenges and develop integrated solutions to support wellness. Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is one of the leading voices on health equity. In this episode, Jennifer talks with him about this connection, the challenges facing the American healthcare system, and how we can create a system that supports health and financial wellness for all.


9 Dec 2020

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ComNetworkV Keynote: Dr. Richard Besser in conversation with Courtney Stewart


ComNetworkV Keynote: Dr. Richard Besser in conversation with Courtney Stewart by The Communications Network

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13 Oct 2020

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Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

C-SPAN's The Weekly

Our guest this week is the former acting director of the CDC and shares his expertise into the work towards finding a vaccine for the coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


18 Sep 2020

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Dr. Richard Besser shares poll on Chicago populations and pandemic insights

Dane Neal

Former CDC Director and President, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, Dr. Richard Besser joins Dane Neal. Dr. Besser talks about the recent poll conducted and the results related to additional pressures from the pandemic on certain demographics. Dane and Dr. Besser also discuss the start of the school year and unique challenges facing minority communities on both the health and financial fronts.For more information on polls and the people behind the foundation efforts, go to www.rwjf.org https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3784577/3784577_2020-09-14-153917.64kmono.mp3

14 Sep 2020

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Interview with Dr. Richard Besser

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Chris goes one on one with Former Acting CDC Director, Dr. Richard BesserTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


19 May 2020

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#181: Health Care and Covid-19 Ft. Dr. Richard Besser

Politics and Polls

This week, we're releasing a bonus episode with special guest: Dr. Richard Besser of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Given the timeliness of this interview, we thought it best to release it early. **** Health care is deeply intertwined with public policy, especially now as the world grapples with containing Covid-19. This battle is not only being fought on the government level, but also in hospitals and laboratories as scientists search for a cure. Today’s guest, Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is an expert in this arena. Besser was recently appointed to a multi-state council dedicated to restoring the economy amidst Covid-19 led by the governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Besser is the former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and ABC News’ former chief health and medical editor.


20 Apr 2020