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Harvey V. Fineberg

Chairman (Board member since 2003) Washington, DC

Professional Affiliation: President, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (Washington, DC)

Harvey Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine. He served as provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following 13 years as dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He also served as adviser and consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of numerous books and articles on diverse topics such as AIDS prevention, assessment of new medical technology, clinical and public health decision making, and understanding risk in society. Dr. Fineberg is the recipient of the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, awarded by Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; the Steven Smith Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health, awarded by the New York Academy of Medicine; the Harvard Medal, awarded by the Harvard Alumni Association; and a number of honorary degrees.