From ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer

ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, provides medical leadership and expertise for the organization and serves as its principal spokesperson during public health emergencies. Plescia also serves as ASTHO’s primary liaison to CDC and to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

This collection highlights pieces from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer that best exemplify Plescia's contributions and expertise in his role as a leader at ASTHO and in public health.

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From the Chief Medical Officer: Preventing Respiratory Disease Spread with Less Authority, More Influence

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From the Chief Medical Officer: Public Health Approaches to Healthy Aging and Brain Health

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From the Chief Medical Officer: How State Health Officials Can Make a Stand Against Menthol

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From the Chief Medical Officer: What Needs to Change to Achieve Better Health Equity Metrics

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From the Chief Medical Officer: Leadership Considerations for Long COVID

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Statement from ASTHO on COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Statement on New CDC COVID-19 Guidance

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Statement from ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH on Monkeypox Outbreak in U.S.

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