Not a MEDICAL Doctor: LA County Public Health Director, with no medial degree, controversy returns

Barbara Ferrer, LA County Public Health Director- who is not a medical doctor– was on Fox 11 with Elex Michaelson, who asked her question that is clearly on the minds of Los Anglenos – is it really optimal for the person leading the COVID response, to be a PhD in Social Welfare rather than a actual physician…See the exchange below:

Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson)
4/8/21, 11:34 PM

I asked Barbara Ferrer about critics who say a medical doctor should be running L.A. County Health & not someone with a PhD in social welfare policy?

She says she was a Pew Foundation fellow who studied public policy & ran Boston’s public health department before Los Angeles.