Tom Frieden

Tom Frieden is the President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a global non-profit initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and part of the global non-profit Vital Strategies, working with countries to prevent 100 million deaths and make the world safer from epidemics. Frieden is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology. He is former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and former commissioner of the New York City Health Department. He previously worked on tuberculosis control programs in New York City and India and has published more than 250 articles, reports, and chapters on infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and risk factors, and health policy. Frieden is also a senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Governance

The Politics of Primary Health Care

A Q & A with health leaders from Costa Rica and Thailand

Food

Food Fight: Fighting for Healthier Food is a Life-or-Death Struggle

Governments should act now to build resilient populations, protected from nutrition-related diseases

Poverty

The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa

Deaths from health-care disruptions due to COVID-19 are almost certain to outnumber deaths from the coronavirus itself

Governance

COVID-19 This Week—The Looming Question: Internal Travel Restrictions

To reduce risk, we must close bars and other indoor spaces, reduce crowds, mask up, wash hands, and increase distancing

Governance

COVID-19 This Week: The Tide Is Beginning to Turn, But Is Still Very High

The better we understand coronavirus, our risk, and our response with real-time intelligence, the better we can fight it

Governance

COVID-19 This Week: On the Brink

The United States is a global outlier—a long way from vaccines or containment, even as we consider reopening schools

Governance

Coronavirus Epidemiology This Week

We won’t stop COVID-19 until we focus on the data that matter

Governance

A New Normal With COVID-19: The Next Steps We Must Take

With good strategy and strong execution, we will be able to return to a safer, more united world with better health care

Governance

Could Coronavirus Kill a Million Americans?

Plan for the worst but work for the best to limit spread, improve survival, and reduce the societal costs of COVID-19

Governance

How to Save Lives in a COVID-19 Pandemic

Global preparedness is critical to saving lives and sparing health, societal, and economic impacts—now and in the future

Governance

What's Next for COVID-19?

Containment of the coronavirus would make an enormous difference to health around the world. Is it still possible?

Governance

Dr. Tom Frieden on the Politics of Epidemics

Health protection can fight disease, reduce economic losses, and save lives