President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives; Former Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Thomas Frieden is an American infectious disease and public health physician. He is also president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a five-year initiative housed at nonprofit global health organization Vital Strategies. A physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology, he was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2009 to 2017, leading the CDC response that helped end the Ebola epidemic, among other accomplishments. As New York City health commissioner from 2002 to 2009, Frieden directed efforts to reduce teen and adult smoking and increase life expectancy. He previously led New York City’s program that cut multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by 80 percent, then helped build one in India.