Office of Global Affairs and the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Phone: (202) 690-6174
Dr. Nils Daulaire joined the Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) on March 22, 2010. On December 20, 2010, President Obama nominated Dr. Daulaire to serve as the U.S. Representative to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization. On December 13, 2012, Dr. Daulaire became the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs.
Prior to his appointment at HHS he served for more than a decade as President and CEO of the Global Health Council, an international non-profit membership organization, where he coordinated extensively with international leaders, NGOs, governments and United Nations organizations to improve public health in the world’s poorest communities.
From 1993-1998, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy and as Senior International Health Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he oversaw an integrated global strategy encompassing health, population, hunger, girls' education and other social sector programs. He was the lead U.S. negotiator on health matters at various international conferences, including the Cairo Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing World Conference on Women, and participated in numerous World Health Organization annual assemblies. Prior to his government service, he spent 15 years in the field in low-income countries managing maternal and child health delivery and field research programs, in countries as diverse as Nepal, Haiti, Mali and Bangladesh, and has worked on program and policy matters in more than four dozen countries encompassing every region of the world.
A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, he is board certified in preventive medicine and public health, is a member of the Institute of Medicine as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, and has published widely in scholarly health and policy journals. He speaks seven languages.