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

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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 Deputy Homeland Security Advisor 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 Shankar Sundaram Deputy Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense/Deputy Assistant to the President, NSC; U.S. Coordinator for Global Health Security Stephanie Psaki Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) Vacant 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 Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Arati Prabhakar Deputy Director for National Security, National Security Division, OSTP Steve Welby Director, Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy (OPPR) Paul Friedrichs 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 Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security, Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy John Nkengasong Principal Deputy Coordinator for PEPFAR, Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy Rebecca Bunnell Principal Deputy Coordinator for Global Health Security & Diplomacy, Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy Hillary Carter U.S. Chief Negotiator for the Pandemic Accord Negotiations, Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy Pamela Hamamoto Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Tamara Cofman Wittes Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Geeta Rao Gupta Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Jennifer Littlejohn Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Erin Barclay 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 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 Nidhi Bouri Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Sangita Patel Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Julie Wallace U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, GH David Walton Director, Center for Innovation and Impact, GH Vacant 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 Nicholas Enrich Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, GH Shyami de Silva 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 Sonali Korde Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning Michele Sumilas Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) Sheryl Stumbras Acting 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 Mandy Cohen Principal Deputy Director Nirav Shah Deputy Director for Global Health Howard Zucker Director, Office of Readiness and Response Henry Walke Director, Washington Office Jeff Reczek Director, Global Health Center (GHC) Kayla Laserson Director, Division of Global Health Protection, GHC Simon Agolory Director, Division of Global HIV and TB, GHC Hank Tomlinson Director, Global Immunization Division, GHC John Vertefeuille Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) Christopher Braden Director, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Vivien Dugan HHS/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) Director Monica Bertagnolli Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Jeanne Marrazzo Director, Office of Global Research, NIAID Joyelle Dominique Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID Carl Dieffenbach Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), NIAID Emily Erbelding Director, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID Ted Pierson Director, Office of AIDS Research (OAR); NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research Diana Finzi Director, Fogarty International Center (FIC); NIH Associate Director for International Research Peter Kilmarx Director, Division of International Relations, FIC 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 Kimberlee Trzeciak 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 Krista Pedley DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Personnel and Readiness (P&R) Lester Martinez-Lopez Director, Global Health Engagement Division, Health Affairs, P&R Vacant Commander, Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC) Franca Jones Director, DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Brad Hale Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Eli Lozano 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 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 Virginia Rone 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 Herbert Wolfe 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 Jay Shambaugh U.S. Executive Director, World Bank L. Felice Gorordo 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 February 15, 2024. Also see CDC, Center for Global Health Leadership, available at: NIH/FIC, Global Health Initiatives by NIH, available at:

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