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New York State Health Commissioner Resigns, Heads to Harvard

Dec. 2, 2022, 7:21 PM

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett submitted her resignation Friday, having held the position a little more than a year.

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who begins her first full four-year term in office Jan. 1, will be charged with replacing Bassett.

Bassett, 70, the state’s first Black health commissioner, will leave the department effective Jan. 1 and return to the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, she said in a statement.

“This was a very difficult decision,” said Bassett, who has led the state health department since Dec. 1, 2021. “I am leaving now so the next ...