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Marcus Plescia

NCICP Speaker

Dr. Marcus Plescia is the Chief Medical Officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). He leads ASTHO’s Atlanta office and serves as the primary liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He served as ASHTO’s principal spokesperson during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Plescia has served in public health leadership roles at the local, state, and federal level in North Carolina and at the CDC.

Dr. Plescia received his Medical Degree, Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has published extensively in the public health and family medicine literature.