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.
|16th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
June 8, 2009 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Julie Gerberding|
|Succeeded by||Brenda Fitzgerald|
|Health Commissioner of New York City|
January 2002 – May 18, 2009
|Preceded by||Neal Cohen|
|Succeeded by||Tom Farley|
|Born||December 7, 1960|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Relations||Jeffry Frieden (brother)|
|Education||Oberlin 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, appointed by President Barack Obama.
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.
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