Thomas Farley, MD, MPH

Monday, April 7th, 4:30-6PM
(to be followed by a wine and cheese reception)

Thomas Farley, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Health, 2009-2013
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2014 Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health
Hunter College, City University of New York
Promoting Health in the Bloomberg Administration: Wins, Losses, and Lessons Learned

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During his tenure as Commissioner of Health at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, mortality rates in NYC fell sharply and life expectancy rose, more so than in the rest of the United States. Dr. Farley will discuss “Promoting Health in the Bloomberg Administration: Wins, Losses, and Lessons Learned”.

About the speaker
A pediatrician by training, Thomas Farley began his public health career as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the CDC and later served as medical officer at the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Farley was NYC Commissioner of Health from 2009-­‐2013, and led 6,000 employees and supervised an annual budget of $1.5 million. As Commissioner, he advocated for groundbreaking public health policies in NYC, including making parks and beaches smoke-­‐free, prohibiting price discounting of cigarettes, raising the legal sales age of tobacco, capping the portion size of sugary drinks, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings.

Location: The CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9204
365 5th Ave (34th and 5th), New York, NY 10016
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