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Bill Griggs started his career as a Public Health Advisor in the Venereal Disease Program of CDC. He became known as a person to turn to in order to get something done. When the Smallpox Eradication effort began he was assigned to recruit people to act as Operations Officers, a concept that was new to international health programs. Bill was Assistant Director of CDC for International Health at the time of his retirement.
Harden, Victoria (Interviewer) and Griggs, Bill (Interviewee); CDC, “GRIGGS, BILL ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed July 21, 2017, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3522.