Margaret Hamburg

President

American Association for the Advancement of Science

United States of America

Dr. Hamburg is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. As Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine, She is senior advisor on international matters and is the liaison with other Academies of Medicine around the world. She is also President-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Hamburg is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she was known for advancing regulatory science, modernizing regulatory pathways, and globalization of the agency. Before this, she was founding vice president and senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Other positions have included Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS), Health Commissioner for New York City, and Assistant Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Dr. Hamburg currently sits on a wide range of not-for-profit boards including the Commonwealth Fund, the Simons Foundation and GAVI. She also serves on the Harvard University Global Advisory Council and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Gates Foundation, among other activities. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hamburg is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. As Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine, She is senior advisor on international matters and is the liaison with other Academies of Medicine around the world. She is also President-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Hamburg is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she was known for advancing regulatory science, modernizing regulatory pathways, and globalization of the agency. Before this, she was founding vice president and senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Other positions have included Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS), Health Commissioner for New York City, and Assistant Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Dr. Hamburg currently sits on a wide range of not-for-profit boards including the Commonwealth Fund, the Simons Foundation and GAVI. She also serves on the Harvard University Global Advisory Council and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Gates Foundation, among other activities. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.