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 Linda Etim
Senior Director for Resilience and Response/Special Assistant to the President, NSC Caitlin Durkovich
Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, NSC Elizabeth Cameron
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 Robert Fairweather
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) Eric Lander
Principal Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs, National Security and International Affairs Division, OSTP Aaron Miles
COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients
Chief Medical Advisor to the President Anthony Fauci
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 Global Health Diplomacy, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (OGAC) John Nkengasong (Designate)
Angeli Achrekar
Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security Gayle Smith
Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Dafna Rand
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Katrina Fotovat (senior official)
Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison (Designate)
Erica Barks-Ruggles (senior official)
Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Monica Medina
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space, and Health, OES Jonathan Margolis
Director, Office of International Health and Biodefense, OES Eric Carlson
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Sarah Margon (Designate)
Lisa Peterson
Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes (Designate)
Nancy Izzo Jackson (senior official)
Administrator Samantha Power
Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources Paloma Adams-Allen
Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming Isobel Coleman (Designate)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator; Executive Director, USAID COVID-19 Task Force Jeremy Konyndyk
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health (GH); Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator Atul Gawande (Designate)
Jennifer Adams
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Jennifer Adams
Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Natasha Bilimoria
Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Carol Chan
Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Melissa Jones
U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, GH Raj Panjabi
Director, Center for Innovation and Impact, GH Amy Lin
Director, Office of Country Support, GH Margaret Sancho
Director, Office of Health Systems , GH Kelly Saldana
Director, Office of HIV/AIDS, GH Clint Cavanaugh
Director, Office of Infectious Disease, GH Paul Mahanna
Director, Office of Maternal/Child Health and Nutrition, GH Kate Crawford
Director, Office of Policy, Programs, and Planning, GH Marita Eibl
Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, GH Ellen Starbird
Associate Administrator for Relief, Response, and Resilience Vacant
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) Jim Barnhart
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
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) Carla Ravi Koppell (Designate)
Karl Fickenscher
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub and Inclusive Development Hub, DDI Anthony Cotton
U.S. Government Special Advisor on Children in Adversity, Inclusive Development Hub, DDI Rebecca Levy
Secretary Xavier Becerra
Director, 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 Rochelle Walensky
Principal Deputy Director Debra Houry
Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases; Director, Office of Infectious Diseases Jay Butler
Director, Washington Office Jeff Reczek
Chief Medical Officer Mitch Wolfe
Director, Center for Global Health (CGH) Nathaniel Smith
Director, Division of Global Health Protection, CGH Nancy Knight
Director, Division of Global HIV and TB, CGH Hank Tomlinson
Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, CGH Monica Parise
Director, Global Immunization Division, CGH Will Schluter
Director, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Vivien Dugan
Director, High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology Division, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) Inger Damon
Director, Center for Preparedness and Response Kevin Cain
Director Francis Collins
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 John Mascola
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
Commissioner Janet Woodcock
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs Andi Lipstein Fristedt
Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy Mark Abdoo
Administrator Diana Espinosa
Associate Administrator, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Laura Cheever
Director, Office of Global Health Adesuwa Adetosoye
Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Personnel and Readiness (P&R) Terry Adirim
Director, International Health Division, Health Affairs, P&R Chris Daniel
Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) William Deniston
Director, DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Richard Shaffer
Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Chad Koenig
Director, U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Julie Ake
Director, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) Jose Sanchez
Director, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS), AFHSB Billy Pimentel
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 Mahmoud Bah
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation Alicia Phillips Mandaville
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)*: Vice President, Department of Compact Operations Fatema Sumar
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 Lea Bouzis
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 Oct. 5, 2021. 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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