Tom Fithian is in charge of the COVID response – what does that mean? If he does not have a public health background, who is providing that perspective?
Tom Fithian is the coordinator for the entire DOC pandemic response, including security protocols. Subject matter experts are utilized to inform different aspects of the response planning. In terms of infectious disease, Dr. Lara Strick works for DOC and is an expert in infectious disease. Her professional medical expertise has been instrumental in the agency's infectious disease planning.