Michael Caputo, HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, takes you behind the scenes at HHS as the experts explain what they're working on and what you need to know.
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Episode 14: Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz: Assistant Secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with the head of SAMHSA, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz to discuss the opioid crisis, health vs. health, and the long-term effects of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Episode 13: Indian Health Service Director Michael Weahkee
On this episode of "Learning Curve", Caputo sits down with IHS Director Michael Weahkee to discuss the COVID-19 response in Indian Country, growing up in New Mexico, and the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Episode 12: Eric Hargan: De-regulation, Taiwan, and the Return to Washington
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Michael Caputo sits down with Eric Hargan to discuss his journey from a small farm in Illinois to Columbia law and Deputy Secretary of HHS under Bush and Trump.
Episode 11: Lance Robertson: U.S. Assistant Secretary of Aging
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with Lance Robertson to discuss his job as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Aging, the 30th anniversary of the ADA, and programs offered by the Administration for Community Living.
Episode 10: Dr. Moncef Slaoui: Operation Warp Speed
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with Dr. Moncef Slaoui, to discuss ongoing vaccine development efforts, convalescent plasma, and the role of the military in Operation Warp Speed.
Episode 9: CMS Administrator Seema Verma
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with CMS Administrator Seema Verma, to discuss the ongoing efforts around nursing homes, telehealth expansion, and getting back to healthcare during COVID-19.
Episode 8: Surgeon General Jerome Adams: America’s Doctor
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, America’s Doctor pays Caputo a house call to discuss the role of the United States Surgeon General, the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the challenges of communicating public health information.
Episode 7: Dr. Peter Marks: Operation Warp Speed
On this episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo joins the Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics, Evaluation, and Research, Dr. Peter Marks, to chat about what types of products the Center oversees, the role personal responsibility plays in the spread of the virus, and the genesis of Operation Warp Speed.
Episode 6: Lynn Johnson: The other H in HHS
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, Lynn Johnson, to discuss the important work HHS does on the Human Services front, the challenges and triumphs of our adoption system, and the impact of COVID-19.
Episode 5: Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Science is Truth”
On this episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo sits down with NIAID Director and Coronavirus Task Force member, Dr. Anthony Fauci to break down the vaccine development process, his early days growing up in Brooklyn, and why science is a good faith attempt to get to the facts.