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Tom Frieden
Thomas Frieden official CDC portrait.jpg
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In office
June 8, 2009 - Present
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedMay 15, 2009
ConfirmedN/A
AppointedJune 8, 2009
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
New York City Health Commissioner
2002-2009
CDC Assignee to India
1996-2002
CDC Assignee to New York City
1992-1996
Education
Bachelor'sOberlin College
Master'sColumbia University
M.D.Columbia University
OtherYale University (Infectious Disease training)
Websites
Office website
Thomas "Tom" Frieden (b. December 14, 1960, in Yonkers, New York) is the current Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). He was appointed by President Barack Obama on May 15, 2009, but did not take office until June 2009. The position does not require United States Senate confirmation.[1]

Frieden previously worked for the CDC before becoming the New York City Health Commissioner in 2002.[2]

Biography

Frieden graduated from Oberlin College before earning his master's of public health and medical degree from Columbia University. He took infectious disease training at Yale University. Frieden has authored over 200 scientific articles.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Frieden's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1990-1992: Epidemiologic Intelligence Service Officer for the CDC
  • 1992-1996: Assignee to New York City's tuberculosis program for the CDC
  • 1996-2002: Assignee to the World Health Organization in India for the CDC
  • 2002-2009: Commissioner of the New York City Health Department
  • 2009-Present: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Personal

Frieden speaks Spanish.[2]

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