Margaret A. Hamburg became the 21st commissioner of food and drugs on May 18, 2009. The second woman to be nominated for this position, she is an experienced medical doctor, scientist, and public health executive.
As the top official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Hamburg is committed to strengthening programs and policies that enable the agency to carry out its mission to protect and promote the public health. "Strengthening FDA’s programs and policies will help us protect the safety of the food supply, give the public access to safe and effective medical products, find novel ways to prevent illness and promote health, and be transparent in explaining our decision-making," says Dr. Hamburg. "A strong FDA is an agency that the American public can count on."
Most Recent Speeches
- Introductory Remarks, Workshop on Immunology of Protection from Ebola Virus Infection
- FDA and Women’s Health: Good Science Means Better Care
- Meeting the Challenges of Globalization and Strengthening International Collaboration for Improved Health and Safety
- The FDA and Personalized Medicine – Forging a New Era of Progress
- Keynote Address, Second Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium, Lessons from Drugs to Devices: A Pediatric Perspective