Dr. Tom Frieden

Dr. Tom Frieden is the President & CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, the primary funder of the Simple software.

Resolve to Save Lives is part of the global public health organization, Vital Strategies. Prior to joining Resolve to Save Lives, Dr. Frieden was the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Obama Administration.

Dr. Tom Frieden led the CDC from 2009–2017. Before that, he led the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2002 – 2009. Tom has held leadership positions in numerous public health organizations, such as The World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Tom Frieden received his MD from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Tom Frieden,  President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and former CDC director

Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and former CDC director

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Selected publications

More than 250 articles, reports, chapters and other publications on a wide range of infectious diseases (e.g., tuberculosis, HIV, antibiotic resistance, Ebola, Zika, cholera, typhoid, anthrax), non-communicable diseases and risk factors (e.g., tobacco, heart disease, cancer, opioid use, sodium, obesity, nutrition), and health policy (e.g., emergency response, disparities, health care policy, health management, implementation). Selected articles are listed below.