September 27, 2020

President & CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, a Vital Strategies Initiative Dr. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

President & CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, a Vital Strategies Initiative
Dr. Tom Frieden is a national and global public health leader who has improved health in the United States and around the world and is one of the world’s top experts in tuberculosis, tobacco control, and health policy and administration.

Dr. Tom Frieden served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Commissioner of the New York City Health Department. His work made New York City’s tuberculosis control program and overall health department models for the world, established effective programs in India, and improved morale, effectiveness, and impact at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Tom Frieden’s influential publications have identified what, how, and why of action to improve health.Dr. Tom Frieden is a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations

During the 2020 outbreak of novel coronavirus from China, Frieden emphasized the need to learn more about the pathogen, summarized scientific articles as they appeared, and called for more investment in global preparedness.

Some of Dr. Tom Frieden’s articles in the media around the 2020 outbreak of novel coronavirus:

CNN article by Dr. Tom Frieden: Coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?
Tom Frieden on What’s next for COVID-19.
Tom Frieden on CNN on a new game-changing study showing how contagious the novel coronavirus is.
Tom Frieden Op-Ed in The Washington Post: The next pandemic is coming. We’re not prepared for it.
Op-Ed for Think Global Health: Dr. Tom Frieden on the Politics of Epidemics: Health protection can fight disease, reduce economic losses, and save lives
Op-Ed at Stat News: Former CDC director Tom Frieden on 3 key questions about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
Frieden summarizes of some of the first scientific articles on the novel coronavirus
Tom Frieden Interview at Bloomberg News: Coronavirus Is Much More Contagious Than SARS, Says Fmr. CDC Director
Tom Frieden shares his opinion at The Washington Post: Can the coronavirus be contained? Unknowns complicate response
Tom Frieden Interviews at The Hill: Former CDC Director weighs in on spread of coronavirus
Tom Frieden interviews at CNBC: Dr. Thomas Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control, on the spread of the Coronavirus.
Tom Frieden shares his opinion at The Washington Post: U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go

Next Wednesday, September 9, at 9 AM ET/3 PM CET, WHO will launch the second annual REPLACE progress report in a virtual event featuring remarks from Director-General Dr. Tedros, myself, and others. This is an opportunity to take stock of our progress and the gaps that remain and chart the way forward to a healthier world that is free of artificial trans fat.

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