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Margaret Hamburg, MD Biography

Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 21st Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), May 18, 2009-2015
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, 1994-present
  • Vice President and Senior Scientist, biological programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2001-2009
  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 1997-2001
  • New York City Health Commissioner, 1991-1997
  • Deputy Health Commissioner, New York City, 1990-1991

  • Assistant Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1989-1990
  • Special Assistant to the Director, US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1986-1988
  • Researcher, neuroscience, Rockefeller University in New York, 1985-1986
  • Member, CIA Intelligence Science Board, Council on Foreign Relations, American Society for Microbiology, Forward Together PAC, and New York Academy of Medicine
  • Trustee, The Century Foundation, Doctors of the World, Rockefeller Foundation, and Trust for America’s Health
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American College of Physicians
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1983
  • BA, magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1978
  • The first New York City health commissioner to give birth while in office, so her children’s birth certificates bear her name in two places: as their mother and as health commissioner.