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
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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.
Frieden TR, Varghese CV, Kishore SP, Campbell NRC, Moran AE, Padwal R, Jaffe MG.
Scaling up effective treatment of hypertension - A pathfinder for universal health coverage. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019. 21(10):1442-1449. Kontis V, Cobb LK, Mathers CD, Frieden TR, Ezzati M, Danaei G.
Three public health interventions could save 94 million lives in 25 years. Circulation. 2019. 140(9):715-725. Ghebreyesus TA, Frieden TR.
REPLACE: A roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023. Lancet. 2018;391:1978–1980. Frieden TR, Bloomberg MR. Saving an additional 100 million lives. Lancet. 2018;17;391:709-712.
Kolodny A, Frieden TR.
Ten steps the federal government should take now to reverse the opioid addiction epidemic. JAMA. 2017;318(16):1537–1538. Frieden TR.
Evidence for health decision making — beyond randomized, controlled trials. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:465-75. Frieden TR.
A Safer, Healthier U.S.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009–2016. AJPM. 2017;3:263-75. Frieden TR, Schuchat A, Petersen LR.
Zika virus 6 months later. JAMA 2016;316:1443-1444.
Sodium reduction – saving lives by putting choice into consumers’ hands. JAMA 2016; 316:579-580. Frieden TR, Houry D.
Reducing the risks of relief – the CDC opioid-prescribing guideline. New Engl J Med 2016;374:1501-1504. Frieden TR.
The future of public health. NEJM 2015;373:1748-1754. Frieden TR.
Six components necessary for effective public health program implementation. Am J Public Health 2014;104:17-22. Frieden TR, Berwick DM.
The “Million Hearts” initiative – preventing heart attacks and strokes. NEJM 2011;365(13):e27. Frieden TR.
A framework for public health action: the health impact pyramid. Am J Public Health 2010;100:590-595. Farley TA, Dalal MA, Mostashari F, Frieden TR.
Deaths preventable in the U.S. by improvements in use of clinical preventive services. Am J Prev Med 2010;38:600-9. Brownell KD, Frieden TR. O
unces of prevention – the public policy case for taxes on sugared beverages. N Engl J Med 2009;360:1805-1808. Frieden TR, Basset MT, Thorpe LT, Farley TA.
Public health in New York City, 2002-2007: confronting epidemics of the modern era. International Journal of Epidemiology 2008; 37: 966-977. Frieden TR, Mostashari F.
Health care as if health mattered. JAMA 2008; 299:950-952. Frieden TR, Das-Douglas M, Kellerman SE, Henning KJ.
Applying public health principles to the HIV epidemic. N Engl J Med 2005;353:2397-2402. Frieden TR, Sherman LF, Maw KL, et al.
A multi-institutional outbreak of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis: epidemiology and clinical outcomes. JAMA 1996;276:1229-1235. Frieden TR, Fujiwara PI, Washko RM, Hamburg MA.
Tuberculosis in New York City -turning the tide. New Engl J Med 1995;333:229-233. Frieden TR, Munsiff SS, Low DE, et al.
Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in New York City. Lancet 1993;342:76-79. Frieden TR, Sterling T, Pablos-Mendez A, et al.
The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis in New York City. N Engl J Med 1993;328:521-526. Frieden TR, Sowell AL, Henning KJ, Huff DL, Gunn RA.
Vitamin A levels and measles severity: New York City. Am J Dis Child 1992;146:182-186. Frieden TR, Mangi R.
Inappropriate use of oral ciprofloxacin. JAMA 1990;264:1438-1440.