Q&A with Dr. Mandy Cohen, Director of CDC, and Former CEO of Aledade Care Solutions

See Professor David Ridley’s informal Q&A with Dr. Mandy Cohen. Dr. Cohen answers questions about her leadership style, how human services can feed into health, and leading the NC response to COVID. Hear her thoughts on how the CDC did at the beginning of the pandemic, equity and the REACH Model, and much more.

Dr. Cohen spoke with Professor Ridley when she was Aledade’s Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of Aledade Care Solutions, the company’s new health services unit. Dr. Cohen previously served as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where she led the state’s COVID response and transformation of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, focusing on whole-person care and the non-medical drivers of health. Dr. Cohen also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helping to implement the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges and innovative new payment models.