Dr. Thomas Farley New York City Health Commissioner

Dr. Thomas Farley was appointed New York City Health Commissioner in May 2009. One of the world’s oldest and largest public health agencies, the New York City Health Department has recently sponsored a number of groundbreaking initiatives, including a comprehensive tobacco control program, the elimination of trans fats in restaurant food, a requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie information on menu boards, and development of an electronic health record. Before joining the Agency, Dr. Farley was chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He is coauthor with RAND Senior Scientist Deborah Cohen of Prescription for a Healthy Nation (Beacon Press).