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Counselor to the Secretary for Science and Public Health

Caya LewisU.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Caya B. Lewis, MPH
Counselor to the Secretary for Science and Public Health

Phone: (202) 690-7000

Caya B. Lewis is the Counselor to the Secretary for Science and Public Health at the Department of Health & Human Services. In this role, she provides advice to the HHS Secretary on a range of public health and science issues and helps to develop and lead Administration initiatives related to programs administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Prior to assuming this position in the Obama Administration, Ms. Lewis was the Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As Chief of Staff, she served as primary advisor to the CMS Administrator and as a liaison between the Administrator, CMS staff, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and The White House. Before joining CMS, Ms. Lewis was Director of Outreach and Public Health Policy with the Office of Health Reform at HHS. She also formerly worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy as the Deputy Staff Director for Health for the U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, and as a Senior Policy Analyst and Director of the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She graduated from Spelman College and from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health degree.