Scott Harris MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

State Health Officer, Alabama Department of Public Health

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172: How to Rebuild Public Trust

May 5, 2022

Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s former health commissioner, reacts to the Harvard poll that says most people trust their public health department; Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, explains a new ASTHO report th…

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170: Hepatitis Alert

May 3, 2022

Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s State Health Officer, discusses how states and territories are on alert for cases of hepatitis and adenovirus in children; Dr. Jose Romero, Arkansas’ Secretary of Health, is worried about increasi…

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146: Boosting Vaccine Uptake

March 30, 2022

ASTHO and the de Beaumont Foundation release early results of a new survey of America’s public health workforce; ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia says there are steps public health departments can take to addre…

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18: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Sept. 2, 2021

Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s State Health Officer, urges residents to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus; Meredith Allen, ASTHO’s Vice President of Health Security, tells states and territories five things they need t…

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13: Hurricane Preparedness

Aug. 26, 2021

Gerrit Bakker, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Public Health Preparedness, urges all ASTHO members to prepare for hurricanes, not just those with borders on the Atlantic coastline; Jes Lyons, ASTHO Senior Analyst of Social and B…