Rahul Gupta and Atul Gawande: President Joe Biden on 14 July 2021 announced his intent to nominate 11 individuals including two Indian-Americans to serve in key roles.
- According to the statement by White House the nominated persons are – Gabe Camarillo, Alan Estevez, Lisa Wang, Jeff Lane Flake, Kent Doyle Logsdon, Chester John Culver, Rich Trumka Jr, James A Diossa, Terrence K Wright, with two Indian-Americans Rahul Gupta and Atul Gawande.
- Rahul Gupta is the nominee for Director of National Drug Control Policy.
- Atul Gawande is the nominee for Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Gabe Camarillo is the nominee for Under Secretary of the Army, Department of Defense
- Alan Estevez for Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Department of Commerce
- Jeff Lane Flake for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Turkey
- Kent Doyle Logsdon for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Moldova
- Lisa Wang for Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Department of Commerce
- Chester John Culver for Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
- Rich Trumka Jr for Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- James A Diossa for Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
- Terrence K Wright for Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
About Rahul Gupta:
- Rahul is the son of an Indian diplomat.
- He was born in India and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
- He is a national and global thought leader and a driver of innovative public policies on health issues.
- Dr. Gupta serves as an advisor to several organizations and task forces on local, national and international public health policy.
- He also led the development of the state’s Zika action plan and its preparedness efforts during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak.
About Atul Gawande:
- Atul Gawande is also founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.
- During the coronavirus pandemic, he co-founded CIC Health, which operates COVID-19 testing and vaccination nationally, and served as a member of the Biden transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
- In addition, Atul has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written four New York Times best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal.