Linda P. Fried, M.D., M.P.H., is the DeLamar Professor of Public Health and Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Fried's scientific career has defined the phenotype of frailty as a new clinical syndrome, provided evidence as to its causes and identified opportunities for prevention. Her research has also identified approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and the loss of independence with aging.

Dr. Fried is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the APHA Archstone Award, the U.S. National Bridge Builders Award, the Maxwell Pollock Award of the Gerontological Society of America, and has been named a "Living Legend in Medicine" by the U.S. Congress. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and of the Association of American Physicians where she serves on the governing Council. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and Council on an Aging World, and of the MacArthur Network on an Aging Society.

Previously, Dr. Fried served as the Mason F. Lord Professor of Geriatric Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and led major multidisciplinary research programs on the causes and consequences of cardiovascular disease, frailty, cognitive impairment and disability in older adults, and approaches to prevention.  Dr. Fried received her M.D. from Rush Medical College and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins. She trained in internal medicine at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and in general internal medicine, cardiovascular epidemiology and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins.