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Jeffrey P. Koplan Steps Down as CDC Director

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Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, announced his resignation as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), effective March 31, 2002. Dr. Koplan stated that his resignation was not the result of pressure from the Bush administration or of friction with CDC/s parent department, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC has been under scrutiny since Dr. Koplan became its director in mid-1998, and it was …

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