CHDS Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in an interview with CHDS Subject Matter Expert, Eileen O’Connor, provides the latest updates on COVID-19 and discusses how homeland security leaders can best help in the Nation’s response.
Date: October 14, 2020
About the Speakers:
Dr. Fauci is currently a member of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce and has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world. Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies.
Eileen O’Connor is a Communications Subject Matter Expert with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and serves as the Senior Vice President of Communications, Policy and Advocacy with the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Eileen O’Connor was the principal at Garnet Group Public Affairs and served as the Vice President for Communications at Yale University. Ms. O’Connor has a long and distinguished career in public affairs, law, and journalism, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and Senior Adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.