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President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Bayer Fellow in Health & Biotech - Class of Spring 2023

Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which fosters scientific discovery, environmental conservation, advances in patient care, and the preservation of the San Francisco Bay Area. He previously served as president of the US National Academy of Medicine, provost of Harvard University, and dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Fineberg received his BA, MD, and PhD in government from Harvard University.


Prior to joining the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Fineberg’s academic career was dedicated to the fields of health policy and medical decision-making. His research has focused on global health, medical technology assessment, vaccine evaluation and use, pandemic response, and the dissemination of medical innovations. He is the co-author of Clinical Decision Analysis, Innovators in Physician Education and The Epidemic That Never Was, an analysis of the controversial 1976 swine-flu immunization program. He has co-edited books on AIDS prevention, vaccine safety, understanding risk in society, and global health, and has published widely in professional journals. Fineberg is the recipient of several honorary degrees, the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health, and the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.


A member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine, Fineberg chairs the board of the Science Philanthropy Alliance and previously chaired the boards of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He is a member of the China Medical Board, and served on the boards of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Association FXB. He co-founded and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making, and serves on the foresight committee of the Veolia Environment Institute and scientific advisory board of the Singapore National Research Foundation. Fineberg also chairs the advisory board of the Peterson Center on Healthcare, co-chairs the inaugural international advisory board of Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health, and chairs the US National Academies standing committee on emerging infectious diseases and twenty-first century health threats.

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