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Contact the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Phone: 202-690-7694
Email: ASH@hhs.gov
Postal Address:
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 716G
Washington, DC 20201
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ash
Media Inquiries: ashmedia@hhs.gov and 202-205-0143
Acting Assistant Secretary: Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

Speaking Requests

To invite the acting Assistant Secretary for Health to speak at your event, please complete the online form by filling out Speaker Request Form online.

All requests will be reviewed by the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Calendar Review Committee before a final determination can be made. Given the volume of invitations Dr. DeSalvo receives, we cannot guarantee a response sooner than 4-6 six weeks after the invitation is submitted. Please be sure to provide full, accurate and specific information as the committee that reviews your invitation will base their recommendation on the materials you submit through this process.


Public Health Offices

National Vaccine Program Office

Phone: 202-690-5566
Postal Address:
200 Independence Avenue, SW/
Room 715H
Washington, DC 20201
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo
Director: Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H.


Office of Adolescent Health 

Phone: 240-453-2846
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/
Director: Evelyn M. Kappeler


Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Phone: 240-453-8280
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite LL100
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://health.gov
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H.


Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Phone: 202-690-5560
Postal Address:
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 730-E
Washington, DC 20201
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ohaidp
Director: Ronald O. Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.


Office for Human Research Protections

Phone: 240-453-6900
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/
Director: Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D.


Office of Minority Health

Phone: 240-453-2882
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting): J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E.


Office of Population Affairs

Phone: 240-453-2800
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/opa
Director (Acting): Susan Moskosky, M.S., R.N.C.


Office of Research Integrity

Phone: 240-453-8200
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 750
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://ori.hhs.gov/
Director (Acting): Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H.


Office of the Surgeon General

Phone: 301-443-4000
Postal Address:
5600 Fishers Lane
Room 18-66
Rockville, MD 20857
Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov
Surgeon General: Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.


Office on Women’s Health

Phone: 202-690-7650
Postal Address:
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov
Director: Nancy C. Lee, M.D.


Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Phone: (202) 233-3960
Postal address:
1425 New York Avenue, NW
Suite C-100
Washington, DC 20005
Website: http://bioethics.gov
Director: Lisa M. Lee, Ph.D, M.S.


President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

Phone: 240-276-9567
Postal Address:
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 560
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://www.fitness.gov
Executive Director: Shellie Y. Pfohl, M.S.

Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on May 8, 2015
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