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The OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD recognizes an individual for their extraordinary work and enormous contributions to public health. This award is part of the suite of Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Awards, generously supported by Johnson & Johnson.

Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in public health, medicine, and biomedical research and innovation. She has served in numerous leadership roles including Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, National Academy of Medicine Foreign Secretary, President/Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vice President/Senior Scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), New York City Health Commissioner, and Assistant Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.  

Currently, Dr. Hamburg sits on a range of boards and advisory committees. She is widely published and has received numerous awards and honorary degrees.  

Dr. Hamburg is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in Internal Medicine.