Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg, an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine, is co-president of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), an international consortium of national academies of science, medicine and engineering.
Dr. Hamburg also serves as vice-chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and is on the Foreign Affairs Advisory Board to the Secretary of State. Prior to this she was the foreign secretary for the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the president/chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Before joining the FDA, Dr. Hamburg was founding vice president and senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical, and biological threats. Previous government positions include assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health commissioner for New York City, and assistant director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Hamburg earned her B.A. from Harvard College and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and she completed her medical residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians and is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hamburg sits on numerous boards, including the Commonwealth Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Urban Institute, The Lasker Foundation, The Broad Institute, The Council on Foreign Relations, Resolve to Save Lives, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. She is also a member of the Harvard University Global Advisory Council, the Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee for the Gates Foundation, the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows, and the World Dementia Council. She is the recipient of multiple honorary degrees and numerous awards.
Dr. Hamburg serves on a variety of boards, including the GAVI Alliance, Commonwealth
Fund, the Simons Foundation, Ending Pandemics, the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Nature Conservancy, the American Museum of Natural History, the Lasker Foundation, the Urban Institute, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. She graduated Harvard College in 1977 and Harvard Medical School in 1983, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and other recognitions.