- Associated Press - Thursday, August 2, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Basset is stepping down at the end of the month to take a position at Harvard University.

In announcing her departure, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said Basset will be director of the university’s Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.

The Harvard graduate was appointed health commissioner in 2014 and helmed the department’s response to a variety of threats, including Ebola, Legionnaires’ disease and the Zika virus.

She’ll be succeeded by First Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, who will serve as Acting Health Commissioner.

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