Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine; Board Chair, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
Margaret Hamburg is foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine and board chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 2009 to 2015, she served as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Hamburg was also assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the US Health and Human Services Department and New York City health commissioner. She was founding VP and senior scientist for the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation focused on reducing nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. Hamburg’s board service also includes co-chairing WHO’s expert advisory committee on human genome editing, the InterAcademy Partnership for Health, and the Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending.