Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Ms. Susan C. Kim was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) of the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) in April 2023. In this role, she oversees the office’s day-to-day operations and works with the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs with policy development covering the full range of global health and diplomatic activities to fulfill OGA’s mission, ensure compliance with program policies, and consistency in program administration.
Most recently she served as the OGA Chief of Staff. Previously, Ms. Kim was the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI), and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. There, she led the day-to-day operations, financial management, and administration of CGHPI’s Washington DC and country-based teams in Cameroon, Eswatini, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. She also worked on technical programs focused on sustainability and health systems strengthening. Prior to CGHPI, she was at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University where she worked on a broad range of topics, including emergency preparedness, food safety regulation, global health governance, infectious disease control, and the implementation of the World Health Organization’s revised International Health Regulations.
In 2011, Ms. Kim served as an external consultant to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State. There, she supported the government’s engagement in the Comprehensive Reform Working Group of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She also provided analysis on legislative issues pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama-Biden transition.
Ms. Kim holds a JD from the University of Connecticut, an MPH in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.