Serving at the highest levels of government for more than a decade, Dr. Tevi Troy is renowned for his skill as an astute advisor on today's most critical and complex issues. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - the second in command and chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a $716 billion annual budget and 67,000 employees. While there, Dr. Troy oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, and mental health services.
Prior to joining Health and Human Services, Dr. Troy held various senior positions in Congress, executive agencies, and the White House, including as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy. He is author of the book Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians , a Senior Fellow at both the Hudson Institute and at the Potomac Institute as well as a sought-after writer and consultant on health care and domestic policy. Additionally, he is host of the popular podcast "New Books in Public Policy." An energetic and engaging speaker, Dr. Troy specializes in bringing humor, clarity, and historical perspective to difficult and intricate issues.