Macrae Tapped to Lead CDC to a Transformation Effort


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that it is considering a large-scale “transformation,” and that as a first step, HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care Associate Administrator Jim Macrae will lead a one-month effort to “kick off an evaluation of CDC’s structure, systems, and processes.” The CDC’s efforts are largely in response to widespread criticism about its performance as the lead national agency in the COVID-19 response. Jim’s one-month effort is scheduled to begin on April 11, and he will be supported by three senior CDC officials. It is expected that Tonya Bowers will fill in for Jim during his brief absence.