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Thomas R. Frieden (born December 7, 1960) is an American infectious disease and public health physician and former CDC director. He serves as President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a initiative to prevent epidemics and cardiovascular diseases.
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- This is the front line against terrible organisms. Like terrorism, you can’t fight it just within our borders. You’ve got to fight epidemic diseases where they emerge. [...] Either we help or hope we get lucky it isn’t an epidemic that travelers will catch or spread to our country.
- About the CDC downsizing its epidemic prevention. Quoted in CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak (February 1, 2018) by Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post