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Richard E. Besser

President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Full Biography

    Richard Besser, MD, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position he assumed in April 2017. Besser is the former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ABC News’ former chief health and medical editor. 

    For Dr. Besser's full bio visit: https://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/leadership-staff/B/richard-e-besser.html