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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Richard Besser is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest private foundation in the country devoted solely to improving the nation’s health.


A practicing pediatrician, Dr. Besser is also the former acting director for CDC, and ABC News’ former chief health and medical editor.


Dr. Besser is a leading voice on the importance of health equity, advocating for racial justicefull inclusion of people with disabilities, and a COVID-19 response and recovery that prioritizes those most impacted.


In our conversation today, you’ll hear how a 14-mile difference in where you’re born can translate into a 14-year difference in life expectancy, and what we can do about it.