Thomas Frieden

Dr Thomas R Frieden became director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009. From 2002 to 2009 he was the commissioner of New York City’s health department, where he instituted a groundbreaking anti-tobacco programme. Dr Frieden started his career in the CDC’s epidemic intelligence service, and from 1992 to 1996 he ran the New York City programme that brought tuberculosis under control

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