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This 2009 photograph depicted former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., who became Director of the CDC, and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in June, 2009, and served until January, 2017.

Previously, he served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since January 2002. During his tenure, the number of smokers declined by 350,000, teen smoking decreased by half, and New York City became the first place in the United States to eliminate trans-fats from restaurants, rigorously monitor the diabetes epidemic, and require certain restaurants to post calorie information prominently. Under Dr. Frieden's leadership, the department established the largest community electronic health records project in the country. Dr. Frieden also chairs the New York City Board of Health.

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A physician with training in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology, Dr. Frieden is especially known for his expertise in tuberculosis control. Dr. Frieden worked for CDC from 1990 until 2002. He began his career at CDC as an Epidemiologic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the New York City Health Department. In that role, he led a program that rapidly reduced tuberculosis, including reducing cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, by 80 percent. He then worked in India for five years where he assisted with national tuberculosis control efforts. The program in India has now treated more than 10 million patients and has saved more than one million lives. Dr. Frieden also served as Director of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department from 1992 to 1996.

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Creation Date:2009
Photo Credit:Greg Knobloch
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