The Perspective Project welcomes Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah
The Perspective Project’s recently hosted guest speaker was Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control. Formerly the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Shah was appointed as the Director of Maine CDC in June 2019. Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Shah’s expertise and leadership—particularly in the form of his daily briefings, news appearances, and other types of public engagement—has contributed significantly to Maine’s high vaccination rate.
This was the first event in the Project’s “The Age of Misinformation” theme. It was hosted by Maren Cooper ’23 and Blythe Thompson ’22.