Thomas Frieden

What do you do when your best shot falls short?

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About Thomas Frieden

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., became Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June 2009. He has worked to control communicable and non-communicable diseases in the United States and globally. From 1992-1996, he led New York City’s program that rapidly controlled tuberculosis and reduced multidrug-resistant cases by 80 percent.

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Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about how a brutally honest feedback loop of data is critical to the success of any public health initiative.

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