Statistician and Health Economist
Howard Friedman is a statistician and leading health economist at the United Nations, but he began his career in business at Capital One. In 2003 he left that company to form Analytic Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that focused on data analysis and its applications in industries including banking, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Friedman moved to a full-time position at the UN in 2007, and is currently a leading scientist for interagency collaborations involving UN agencies such as UNICEF, World Bank, World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNAIDS and UNDP, as well as Ministers of Health and donor agencies.
He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the author of over 35 scientific articles and book chapters in areas of applied statistics and health economics. His most recent book is The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing. Friedman has worked and traveled his way around over 50 countries, and lives in New York City.