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Tom Frieden      

Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; CEO of Resolve to Save Lives

Dr. Tom Frieden is a national and global leader who has improved health in the United States and around the world and is one of the world’s top experts in tuberculosis, tobacco control, and health policy and administration.

Dr. Frieden served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Commissioner of the New York City Health Department. His work made New York City’s tuberculosis control program and overall health department models for the world, established effective programs in India, and improved morale, effectiveness, and impact at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Frieden’s influential publications have identified the what, how and why of action to improve health.

Dr. Frieden is now President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative to prevent epidemics and cardiovascular disease. Resolve to Save Lives was launched in September of 2017 with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and partners countries around the world. Since launching, Resolve has accelerated progress toward a world free of artificial trans fat, expanded treatment of high blood pressure in more than 15 countries, advanced progress reducing sodium consumption, and improved infectious disease readiness in more than 20 countries, primarily in Africa. In 2020, Resolve pivoted to provide intensive support to communities and countries combating the COVID-19 pandemic, working in more than 50 countries, including the United States.


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