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Margaret A. Hamburg    

Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine; Former Commissioner, US FDA

Dr. Hamburg is an internationally recognized expert in medicine and public health and a leading authority on emergency preparedness and response. Currently, she serves as Foreign Secretary for the National Academy of Medicine and Board Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prior to this, Dr Hamburg was Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, known for advancing regulatory science, medical product innovation and the globalization of the agency, while also overseeing the implementation of groundbreaking laws to curb tobacco use and to enhance food safety. Hamburg was the longest-serving FDA commissioner since David A. Kessler, and was the second woman to hold the position.

Previously, Dr. Hamburg served as Vice President and Senior Scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Other significant positions have included New York City Health Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, she completed her medical residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell-Weill Medical Center.

In 2020, Hamburg was appointed by the Council on Foreign Relations to serve on its Independent Task Force on Improving Pandemic Preparedness.

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