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Margaret Hamburg, Inter Academy Partnership, Health, Member of the Executive Committee

Ricardo Baptista

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) A. Hamburg is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. She is the former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), having stepped down from that role in April 2015 after almost six years of service. Dr. Hamburg earned her B.A. from Harvard College, her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed her medical residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Peggy Hamburg is President-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Sciences, where she serves as Foreign Secretary. She currently sits on the board of the Commonwealth Fund, the Simons Foundation, the Urban Institute and the American Museum of Natural History. She is also a member of the Harvard University Global Advisory Council and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Hamburg has previously served as Assistant Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, New York City Commissioner of Health and Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of health and Human Services. Since 2015 she has served on the Executive Committee of the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (formerly IAMP).

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