Margret Cooke JD

Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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292: Massachusetts Wins Genomics Center Work

Oct. 27, 2022

Margret Cooke, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, says the CDC has selected her state to develop one of five Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence in the country; there are new and updated Women…

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223: New PFAS Water Quality Advisories

July 20, 2022

Bruno Pigott, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the Environmental Protection Agency, calls attention to new drinking water guidance that considers exposure to PFAS chemicals from all sources of exposu…

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221: Massachusetts Opioid Strategy

July 18, 2022

Margret Cooke, Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, reflects on new preliminary data showing possible improvement this year for opioid-related overdose deaths; Dr. Amy Ladley, the State Perinatal Q…

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120: Supporting Public Health Authority

Feb. 16, 2022

Margret Cooke, Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health, examines the value of public health authority when responding to a public health emergency; Alison Beam, Pennsylvania’s former acting Secretary of Health, says the …