About Dr. Richard Besser

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Dr. Richard Besser is ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor. Besser has been with ABC since 2009 and appears regularly on “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” Previously he had worked as Director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Besser began working at the CDC in 1991 in the Epidemic Intelligence Service. He then worked at the University of California, San Diego, for five years before returning to the CDC once again. Besser filled various roles including Epidemiology Section Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch, Acting Chief of the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch in the National Center for Infectious Disease and Medical Director of “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work,” the CDC′s national campaign to promote appropriate antibiotic use.

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Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News: Schools Need to Promote Health for Kids

Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News: Schools Need to Promote Health for Kids

August 26, 2014 with

ABC News Chief Health and Medical editor Richard Besser describes what he thinks is the root of poor health practices for kids in the U.S.

Dr. Richard Besser: Alcohol in Moderation

Dr. Richard Besser: Alcohol in Moderation

August 6, 2014 with

ABC News Chief Health and Medical editor discusses how alcohol can beneficial to one’s body – in moderation, of course

The Responsibility of Physicians In The Media

The Responsibility of Physicians In The Media

July 2, 2014 with

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Richard Besser on the responsibility of physicians in the media, recent controversy with Dr. Oz and diet pills

Breaking Down a Healthy Lifestyle With 'Tell Me the Truth, Doctor'

Breaking Down a Healthy Lifestyle With ‘Tell Me the Truth, Doctor’

March 11, 2014 with

In the book ‘America has been waiting for,’ ABC News chief medical editor breaks down all the questions you have – or haven’t – asked your doctor

Own Your Own Health and Wellness, Says Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News

Own Your Own Health and Wellness, Says Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News

December 23, 2013 with

Author of ‘Tell Me the Truth, Doctor’ argues health is simple, not complicated; he suggests cutting out sodas, getting more sleep

Ricin Letters Sent to Obama, Bloomberg; Are We Ready for Bioterror? (VIDEO)

Ricin Letters Sent to Obama, Bloomberg; Are We Ready for Bioterror? (VIDEO)

May 31, 2013 with

Since the 9/11 attacks, bioterrorism is one health threat we should not discount…

Don't Discount Biological Terrorism Threat (VIDEO)

Don’t Discount Biological Terrorism Threat (VIDEO)

April 16, 2013 with

As investigation continues into Boston Marathon attacks that left 3 dead, a reminder to not to be complacent about biological threats

Be the Change That Saves a Life (VIDEO)

Be the Change That Saves a Life (VIDEO)

September 6, 2012 with

Chief medical and health director at ABC News on how Americans can make a difference in the world

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Dr. Richard Besser: Younger Generations Solving Global Health Care (VIDEO)

November 28, 2011 with

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