Key Global Health Positions and Officials in the U.S. Government


WHITE HOUSE/EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT National Security Advisor/Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, National Security Council (NSC) Jake Sullivan Senior Director for Development, Global Health, and Humanitarian Response/Special Assistant to the President, NSC Paula Garcia Tufro Senior Director for Resilience and Response/Special Assistant to the President, NSC Caitlin Durkovich Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense/Special Assistant to the President, NSC Raj Panjabi Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) Harold Phillips Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young Associate Director for National Security Programs, OMB Ed Meier Deputy Associate Director, International Affairs Division, National Security Programs, OMB Tricia Schmitt Abumohor Associate Director, Health Programs, OMB Topher Spiro Deputy Associate Director, Health Division, Health Programs, OMB Tom Reilly U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Innovation and Intellectual Property, USTR Daniel Lee Science Advisor to the President Francis Collins Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Arati Prabhakar Principal Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs, National Security and International Affairs Division, OSTP Morgan Dwyer COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha Chief Medical Advisor to the President Anthony Fauci DEPARTMENT OF STATE Secretary of State Antony Blinken Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Mission to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (OGAC) John Nkengasong Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security Mary Beth Goodman Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Dafna Rand Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Geeta Rao Gupta (Designate)
Katrina Fotovat (senior official) Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Monica Medina Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space, and Health, OES Jim Levy Director, Office of International Health and Biodefense, OES Jim Levy Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Sarah Margon (Designate)
Erin Barclay (senior official) Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)* Administrator Samantha Power Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources Paloma Adams-Allen Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming Isobel Coleman Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator; Executive Director, USAID COVID-19 Task Force Jeremy Konyndyk Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Office of the Administrator Jamille Bigio Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health (GH); Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator Atul Gawande Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Vacant Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Natasha Bilimoria Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Melissa Jones Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Katie Kampf Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Julie Wallace U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, GH David Walton Director, Center for Innovation and Impact, GH Amy Lin Director, Office of Country Support, GH Karla Fossand Director, Office of Health Systems , GH Mai Hijazi Director, Office of HIV/AIDS, GH Han Kang Director, Office of Infectious Disease, GH Paul Mahanna Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, GH Nancy Lowenthal Director, Office of Policy, Programs, and Planning, GH Marita Eibl Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, GH Ellen Starbird Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) Dina Esposito Global Water Coordinator, RFS Maura Barry Boyle (interim) Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning Michele Sumilas Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) Karl Fickenscher U.S. Government Special Advisor on Children in Adversity; Director, Inclusive Development Hub, DDI Rebecca Levy Agency Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator Paul Bolton DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Office of Global Affairs (OGA) Loyce Pace Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dawn O’Connell Director, Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), ASPR Gary Disbrow HHS/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky Principal Deputy Director Debra Houry Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases Jay Butler Director, Washington Office Jeff Reczek Director, Center for Global Health (CGH) Denise Cardo Director, Division of Global Health Protection, CGH Simon Agolory Director, Division of Global HIV and TB, CGH Surbhi Modi Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, CGH Monica Parise Director, Global Immunization Division, CGH John Vertefeuille Director, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Vivien Dugan Director, Center for Preparedness and Response Henry Walke HHS/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) Director Lawrence Tabak Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Anthony Fauci Associate Director for International Research Affairs, NIAID F. Gray Handley Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID Carl Dieffenbach Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), NIAID Emily Erbelding Director, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID Richard Koup Director, Office of AIDS Research (OAR); NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research Maureen Goodenow Director, Fogarty International Center (FIC); NIH Associate Director for International Research Roger Glass Deputy Director, FIC Peter Kilmarx Director, Division of International RelationsFIC Christine Sizemore Director, Center for Global Health, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute Satish Gopal Director, Office of Global Health, Office of the Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Vesna Kutlesic Director, Center for Global Mental Health Research, National Institute of Mental Health Leonardo Cubillos HHS/FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs Andi Lipstein Fristedt Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy Mark Abdoo HHS/HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) Administrator Carole Johnson Associate Administrator, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Laura Cheever Director, Office of Global Health, Office of Special Health Initiatives Carla Haddad DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Personnel and Readiness (P&R) Lester Martinez-Lopez (Designate)
Seileen Mullen Director, Global Health Engagement Division, Health Affairs, P&R Chris Daniel Commander, Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) William Deniston Director, DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Brad Hale Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Chad Koenig Director, U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Julie Ake Chief, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) Patrick Kennedy Chief, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS), AFHSD Matthew Kasper OTHER AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS Peace Corps*: Director Carol Spahn (Designate)
Thomas Peng (Chief Executive Officer) Peace Corps*: Director of Global Health and HIV Office, Office of Health Services Kechi Achebe Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Chief Executive Officer Alice Albright Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation Alicia Phillips Mandaville Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Vice President, Department of Compact Operations Cameron Alford Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Managing Director, MCC-PEPFAR Partnership Agnieszka Rawa Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency*: Chair, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Michael Horowitz Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency*: Executive Director, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Bob Westbrooks Department of Agriculture (USDA): Secretary Tom Vilsack USDA: Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service Daniel Whitley Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)*: Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Chief Medical Officer Pritesh Gandhi Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans Serena Hoy Department of Labor (DoL): Deputy Under Secretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs Thea Lee Department of Commerce: Assistant Division Chief, International Programs, Population Division, Census Bureau Oliver Fischer Department of the Treasury: Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian Miller Department of the Treasury: Under Secretary for International Affairs Andrew Baukol U.S. Executive Director, World Bank Adriana Kugler NOTES: * indicates an independent or quasi-independent agency. Acting officials in italics. Officials who the White House has signaled it intends to nominate or who are formally awaiting Senate confirmation are noted as “Designate.” tbd means to be determined. As of December 7, 2022. Also see USAID, Global Health User’s Guide: About GH, available at:; CDC, Center for Global Health Leadership, available at:; NIH/FIC, Global Health Research Information by NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices, available at:

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