Dr. Angela Dunn Set to Join CDC, Leaving Salt Lake County Health Post
Dr. Angela Dunn, presently the executive director of Salt Lake County Health Department, has announced her departure to join the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The respected health leader shared her decision on Thursday, expressing gratitude for her dedicated team.
Dr. Angela Dunn will leave her position with Salt Lake County Health to accept a new job with the CDC:
Dr. Angela Dunn will leave her position with Salt Lake County Health to accept a new job with the CDC.https://t.co/CkybDXyfZz
— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) January 11, 2024
Impactful Leadership During Pandemics
Dr. Dunn’s name became familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic, where she served as Utah’s state epidemiologist.
Credited with reshaping the Salt Lake County Health Department, she led the agency through the 2022 monkeypox outbreak.
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson commended Dr. Dunn’s ability to make critical, science-based decisions during challenging times.
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A Legacy of Service
Dr. Dunn’s impressive track record includes her role as the state epidemiologist during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Despite leaving that position in 2021, her impact endures. Dr. Dunn’s departure opens a new chapter, with the community expressing gratitude for her compassionate and science-grounded leadership.