North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., was recognized by her alma mater Harvard University. Cohen earned a master’s degree from Harvard in 2004 and was recognized by the T. H. Chan School of Public Health with the Leadership in Public Health Practice Award, Chapelboro reports.
“[Cohen’s] strong leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic response, including her use of data and ability to communicate calmly and with empathy, compassion, and transparency, led many North Carolina citizens and elected officials to band together, such that the state was called one of five that will recover from the pandemic,” the School of Public Health said in a press release.
Cohen responded to the award via Twitter, saying in part, “Eternal gratitude to the incredible team at NCDHHS who share in this recognition.”
Cohen is a physician and has served as NCDHHS Secretary since 2017.