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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
Acting Assistant Secretary: Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.


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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