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Ask the expert: A White House Q&A on monkeypox

09/22/22    

webcast

Sept. 22, noon ET

Monkeypox is the latest infectious disease outbreak for health journalists to cover and explain to the public.

In early August, President Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency and named Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, CDC director of HIV/AIDS prevention, as deputy coordinator of the administration's effort to respond to the outbreak. Daskalakis will take questions for 30 minutes during this webcast, so bring your questions about transmission, risk, health equity and how not to perpetuate stigma in your coverage.

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Demetre Daskalakis

Bara Vaida

Demetre Daskalakis is the deputy coordinator of the White House monkeypox response. He previously was director of the division of HIV/AIDS prevention at the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. Daskalakis was integral in designing and leading many HIV and STD programs in New York City, including their Ending the Epidemic program, which is credited with decreasing HIV incidence to an historic low.