One of the world’s foremost public health voices is now facing criminal charges of sexual misconduct. On Friday, STAT reported that Tom Frieden, a former director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, was arrested by the New York Police Department in Brooklyn for allegedly groping a woman in 2017.
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Earlier this month, a Mother Jones investigation revealed that faculty and former students at the University of Rochester filed a 111-page complaint with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the university and brain and cognitive sciences professor T. Florian Jaeger, among others. The complaint listed several accusations of Jaeger's sexual misconduct and harassment, including sending unsolicited pictures of his genitalia to students, trying to sleep with students at parties, and making students feel like they needed to please him sexually and socially to get ahead.