Thomas R. Frieden (born December 7, 1960) is an American infectious disease and public health physician. He serves as president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a $225 million, five-year initiative to prevent epidemics and cardiovascular disease.[1][2][3][4][5]

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Tom Frieden
16th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In office
June 8, 2009  January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJulie Gerberding
Succeeded byBrenda Fitzgerald
Health Commissioner of New York City
In office
January 2002  May 18, 2009
MayorMichael Bloomberg
Preceded byNeal Cohen
Succeeded byTom Farley
Personal details
Born (1960-12-07) December 7, 1960 (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseBarbara Chang
RelationsJeffry Frieden (brother)
EducationOberlin College (BA)
Columbia University (MPH, MD)

He was the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and he was the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry from 2009 to 2017,[6][7] appointed by President Barack Obama.[8]

As a commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2002 to 2009 he came to some prominence for banning smoking in the city's restaurants as well as the serving of trans fat.[9]

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