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

Position Official
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
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
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
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
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
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
Commissioner Robert Califf
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs Kimberlee Trzeciak
Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy Mark Abdoo
Administrator Carole Johnson
Associate Administrator, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Laura Cheever
Director, Office of Global Health, Office of Special Health Initiatives Krista Pedley
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
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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