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Xavier Becerra is the 25th Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Andrea Palm is the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of the Secretary
Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Robert “Bob” Otto Valdez, Ph.D., M.H.S.A
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Performing the Duties of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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