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Margaret Hamburg, EX officio member

Member Peggy HamburgDr. Margaret A. Hamburg, an internationally recognized authority in medicine and public health, currently serves as Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine. Prior to this, she was Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, where she was known for advancing regulatory science, medical product innovation and globalization of the agency, while also overseeing the implementation of groundbreaking laws to curb tobacco use and enhance food safety. Previously, Dr. Hamburg was vice president/senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Dr. Hamburg also served as New York City Health Commissioner, where she undertook major initiatives to address HIV/AIDS, curtail the resurgence and spread of tuberculosis, and launched the nation's first public health bioterrorism preparedness program. President Clinton later named her Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services. Dr. Hamburg is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.